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dc.contributor.authorSturrock, Craig J
dc.contributor.otherBlunk, Sebastian
dc.contributor.otherHoffer, Jeroen
dc.contributor.otherBrosda, Sandra
dc.contributor.otherde Heer, Martine I
dc.contributor.otherMooney, Sacha J
dc.description.abstractWater uptake into seeds is a fundamental prerequisite of germination and commonly influenced by commercial seed enhancement technologies. The effect of fruit orientation and contrasting pelleting materials on germination and biological performance was assessed. The results indicated there was orientation dependent fruit shrinkage of 37% for the operculum side supplied by moisture and 4% for the basal pore side. The expansion rate of 5% of the original size, similar to non-shrinking seeds, indicated this was a temporary effect. This behaviour can be translated to the applied pelleting materials. Pellets with material exhibiting low levels of swelling act as a water distribution layer which increased germination rates. Careful selection of pelleting material has direct implications on germination speed and subsequent establishment rates. Repository submission is the full research data for the publication.en_UK
dc.publisherThe University of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshGermination; sugar beeten_UK
dc.titleResearch Data associated with "Impact of fruit orientation and pelleting material on water uptake and germination performance in sugar beet"en_UK
dc.title.alternativeGermination percentage is dependent on sugar beet fruit orientation and pelleting materialen_UK
dc.subject.freeGermination; Pellet material; Seed orientation; Sugar beet; Swelling behaviouren_UK
dc.subject.jacsBiological Sciences::Botany::Plant physiologyen_UK
dc.subject.lcQ Science::QK Botany::QK710 Plant physiologyen_UK
uon.divisionUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Science::School of Biosciencesen_UK
uon.datatypeImage Dataen_UK
uon.collectionmethodOptical Digital Cameraen_UK

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