Determination of Moisture Capacity of Some Oil Crop Seeds at the Germination Stage
In this laboratory study, the absorbed moisture capacity of some oil crop seeds at 20 ¼C and the relation between the maximum moisture absorbtion of seeds and some physical and chemical traits of seed had been investigated. The seeds of soybean, safflower and hemp germinated at 24 hours, at moisture contents of 136.90 %, 56.90 % and 45.00 %, respectively. The germination moisture was 114.47 % for cotton seeds within 48 hours and 79.18 % for sunflower seeds within 72 hours. The maximum moisture capacity was positively correlated with 100-seed weight and protein content but negatively with hull rate and oil content.
USLU, Nevzat (1996) "Determination of Moisture Capacity of Some Oil Crop Seeds at the Germination Stage," Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry: Vol. 20: No. 3, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/agriculture/vol20/iss3/7