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retaining seed fact sheet

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With harvest fast approaching, many grain growers will be considering the option of retaining their own winter crop seed for next year's planting... Before heading down the path, growers electing to store their own seed should consider the following factors to ensure a healthy crop is established next season... Before sowing next year, ensure your seed is tested for germination and vigour, and testing for seed-borne disease is also recommended for saved pulse seed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
With harvest fast approaching, many grain growers will be considering the option of retaining their own winter crop seed for next year's planting... Select varieties that address your specific requirements based on your knowledge of constraints including the maturity required to cover a few different sowing windows, paddock status, crown rot, nematodes and yellow spot... Before sowing next year, ensure your seed is tested for germination and vigour, and testing for seed-borne disease is also recommended for saved pulse seed...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Following a wet Western Australian harvest which caused sprouting of grain in areas not usually affected by the problem, growers are urged to pay particular attention to the retained seed they plan to sow in 2012... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) says any grain which experienced weather damage prior to harvest is more susceptible to poor germination, low vigour and degradation during storage and handling... Correct seeding depth, good sowing conditions and agronomy are even more important than usual when sowing weather damaged seed...
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