Department of Forestry, Horticulture and Botany
A number of letters have been received requesting information on the value of frosted and stack burned grain for seed. There is submitted here with a tabulated statement of the results of tests of eighteen samples of grain, including two samples of barley, one of oats, and fifteen of wheat. Different methods for determining the percentage of germination were employed. Fifty seeds of each sample were drilled in black soil, in shallow boxes, which were then placed in the propagating house, where they would have a gentle bottom heat. The soil used was taken from a field that had never been manured.
frosted grain, wheat, barley, oats, germination
Dakota Agricultural College and Experiment Station
Keffer, C.A., "The Germination of Frosted Grain" (1889). Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins. 10.