SEED PROTECTION DURING EARLY SOWING
- 1 University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", Bulgaria
Present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using water-soluble polymers as a protective coating and rate of influence of additional seed coat on the germination and emergence of seeds. There have been conducted series of experiments using aqueous solutions of high molecular weight polyethylene glycol at a concentration of 0.1 and 0, 05% for the preparation of polymeric coatings of varying thickness. The research have been performed in laboratory and field conditions. There have been reported values for air and soil temperature, soil humidity and precipitation during the investigation period as major factors affecting seed germination.