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Here's How Frost Damages Seedlings

Cary, J.W. (1975) Here's How Frost Damages Seedlings. Crops and Soils Magazine. 27(4):16-19.

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HOW MANY TIMES have you stepped
out in your field or garden after a
cold night and seen a row of beans
or tomatoes with wilted, black,
and dead seedlings intermingled
with plants that show no sign of
frost damage? Do freezing temperatures
really vary that much
in the row, or are some seedlings
more frost resistant; and if so,
why don't agronomists select these
plants and develop new varieties?
Direct answers to questions like
these are not simple, but we are
beginning to understand why frost
affects tender seedlings in a variety
of different ways.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0329
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
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Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:51
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 21:02
Item ID: 286