The Saskatchewan Forage Council and partners recently completed the ADOPT project titled Demonstration of Scarification Methods for Cicer Milkvetch Seed. The objective of the project was to assess practical methods by which producers can scarify cicer milkvetch seed on-farm. Scarification is a technique used to improve the uniformity of germination in cicer milkvetch by abrading the impermeable seed coats to allow uptake of moisture from the soil. This project demonstrated different modes of action to scarify cicer milkvetch seeds and evaluate effectiveness by germination and vigor testing. In addition, small field plots were used to demonstrate emergence of cicer milkvetch seedlings using different scarification techniques.
This project was supported by the Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) initiative under the Canada-Saskatchewan Growing Forward bi-lateral agreement.
To read more, visit our Completed Projects page.
Posted April 8, 2017