Steve Knox - Manager of the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association

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Work Plant Sciences Hall (PLSH) 266
Lincoln NE 68583-0911
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Work 402-472-8646 On campus, dial 2-8646

Testing germination of ryegrass seed
Testing germination of ryegrass seed

Can I Use or Sell Seed from my Harvested Cover Crop?

July 24, 2019
The answer to this question depends on several factors, including whether the variety is protected and federal cost-share funds were used to plant it. Depending on those answers, you may be able to sell it, but only after meeting several state regulatory requirements.

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Soybeans with purple seed stain (left) and soybeans showing signs of seed decay due to Phomopsis disease complex. (Photo by Jenny Rees)
Figure 1. Soybeans with purple seed stain (left) and soybeans showing signs of seed decay due to Phomopsis disease complex. (Photo by Jenny Rees)

Soybean Seed Germination Concerns

February 13, 2019
Average germination rates of new crop soybean being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association are lower than in recent years. Growers are urged to check the germination rate for their soybean seed and adjust planting rate and use of fungicide treatments accordingly.

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Cold germination test of seed

Cold Germination Test for Corn and Soybeans

April 10, 2018
A cold germination test is used to evaluate the emergence of a seed lot in cold wet soils. Developed to simulate adverse field conditions, it is the most widely used vigor test for corn and soybean.

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