Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Plants, Soils, and Climate
Department name when degree awarded
L. H. Pollard
Many seedsmen have observed that lima bean seed of a variety like Early Thorogreen, which has green cotyledons, often fades in color during harvesting. This fading of color is known as bleaching. A variety which has green cotyledon and hence green seed, should retain this green color during harvest. Bleached seeds are likely to emerge slowly when planted. Also, the final field stand from a planting of bleached seed is likely to be poor.
Date, S. G., "The Study of the Effect of Various Methods of Harvesting and Curing on the Color and Viability of Lima Bean Seed" (1962). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2830.
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