Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Fall 2020


Plant Pathology and Microbiology

First Major Professor

Gary P. Munkvold


Master of Science (MS)


Seed Technology and Business


The objective of this study was to assess the comparative effect on warm and cold germination of seed from five different inbred maize cultivars following Defol 750 (sodium chlorate) application at approximately 50% moisture content. The trial was conducted in 2016 at the Syngenta Seed Production Research Farm in Waterloo, Nebraska using a randomized complete block consisting of three locations with a factorial arrangement of sodium chlorate treatment and an untreated control. Sodium chlorate application improved the cold germination of one variety by a score of 17.5 and showed significant effect of desiccation on the cold germination on the tested inbreds (p0.05). The application of sodium chlorate also resulted in a significant effect on an inbred seed size interaction (p


**This submission only represents an abstract from a project that was presented and approved by the students Graduate Faculty Committee. Because the complete creative component project contained proprietary company information, the student is only able to share this version of the project to the online repository.

Copyright Owner

Sakahashi, Kori

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