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Technical notes. Mould growth on sorghum seed

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Purss, G.S. (1953) Technical notes. Mould growth on sorghum seed. Queensland Journal of Agricultural Science, 10 (2). pp. 125-126.



Many seed samples harvested from the 1952-53 sorghum crop in southern Queensland developed considerable mould growth during germination tests. This seriously hampered the work of the Seed Testing Laboratory. Three species of Alternaria predominated, and surface sterilization with 1:1000 mercuric chloride for 20 minutes, followed by washing, failed to eliminate their growth. A series of tests comparing the efficiency of various fungicidal dusts in controlling mould growth were conducted.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Plant culture > Seeds. Seed technology
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Sorghum
Plant pests and diseases > Pest control and treatment of diseases. Plant protection
Live Archive:11 Jun 2024 05:47
Last Modified:25 Jun 2024 02:18

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