My talk on Seed Plug Production was well attended, though as usual, there was plenty of space in the first couple rows. Thanks to everyone who attended, I hope you found the talk worthwhile. I’ll be walking the trade show again tomorrow, and hitting some educational sessions, before heading home.
After the talk, one of the attendees asked about Dr. Norm C. Deno’s Seed Germination: Theory and Practice, which I recommended. It’s out of print, and I personally bought it and both supplements from Dr. Deno while it was available. These excellent references are now available for download at the USDA National Agricultural library. The original book is available here (12 meg .pdf), supplement 1 is available here (5 meg .pdf), and supplement 2 here (5 meg .pdf). Dr. Deno published these works after retiring as a Chemistry professor, and his hobbyist research added significantly toward understanding seed dormancy.