Seed Scarification

Seed Scarification

 

abrading the hard surface of the seed coat of clover, melilot, lupine, and other plants in preparation for sowing. After scarification, the seeds absorb water better and swell faster, thus hastening germination. Scarification is done by machines called scarifiers. The process can also be done by scraping the seeds with sand, iron filings, or other materials.

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2] (Junttilla and Nilsen, 1980), chilling (Vose, 1962), hull pricking (Vose, 1956), seed scarification (Vose, 1956), and dehulling (Vose, 1956) have been shown to stimulate germination to varying degrees.
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