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What are the 4 germination factors?
Temperature, moisture, air, and light conditions must be correct for seeds to germinate. All seeds have optimal temperature ranges for germination (Table 1).
What are the factors required for the germination of seed?
All seeds need water, oxygen, and proper temperature in order to germinate. Some seeds require proper light also. Some germinate better in full light while others require darkness to germinate. When a seed is exposed to the proper conditions, water and oxygen are taken in through the seed coat.
What are the six steps of germination?
How do you germinate a seed?
What are the three stages of germination?
There are three major stages in the germination process. These are the imbibition of water, increased metabolic activity, and swelling of cells. Germination begins with the seed's imbibition (absorption) of water. Most dormant seeds have 5 to 10 percent moisture content.
What are the factors that affect plant growth and development?
The primary factors that affect plant growth include: water, temperature, light, and nutrients. These four elements affect growth hormones in the plant, causing it to grow more quickly or more slowly.
What is the best germination method?
What's The Best Way To Germinate Seeds? For beginners, the paper towel method is tried-and-true. We recommend using this method for growers who are just starting out. If you're a seasoned gardener with experience using different grow media, the second method may be more appropriate for you.