Tropical Grasslands (1982) Volume 16, 4346
IMPROVED ESTABLISHMENT OF STYLOSANTHES HAMATA CV. VERANO USING HEAT-TREATED SEED
J.J. MOTT1 and G.M. McKEON2
1CSIRO Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures, Cunningham Laboratory, St. Lucia, Qld 4067
Two heat treatments imposed on seed of Caribbean stylo (Stylosanthes hamata cv. Verano) before sowing gave 5 and 10-fold increases in field germination near Katherine and northern Australia. Legume yields from the resultant pastures were 4 and 16 times that of the control treatment.