For a crop to become established, the seeds must germinate and emerge uniformly. Seed size and shape (also called grade size) is not correlated to germination, vigor, nor yield. If planting conditions are good, all grades have equal quality and the size and health of the embryo within the seed does not change with grade size.
Categories: Agronomy, Agronomy Talk
Tags: seed size, Germination, kernel size, seed shape, grade size, crop establishment