The original project purpose was: Expanded knowledge of plant physiology incorporated into improved agronomic practices and promoted. More specifically, the project was to provide crop- and cultivar-specific parameters for seed-soaking (safe limits etc.) of sorghum, pearl millet, maize, upland rice, cotton and other relevant crops and to test the practicability of the technique in on-station trials and in farmers’ fields in Zimbabwe and India. Close links with extension workers and farmers in the project areas would lead to the early development of technology transfer packages. More detailed measurements would provide data for modelling the processes involved and allow the impact of the technology in other semi-arid areas to be assessed.
The Development and Testing of Seed-Priming to Improve Stand Establishment, Early Growth and yield in Semi-Arid Zimbabwe and India. Final Technical Report. (1999) 54 pp.