Procedures for the Wet-Towel Germination Test
Publication Number: FGV-00249
Author/Sponsor: Thomas R. Jahns
Profitable crop production requires seeding rates that provide a sufficient plant population to generate the desired yields. To ensure that this happens, you must know the viability and purity of your seed lot. A home germination test method will provide a reliable estimate in lieu of an official test. The steps listed in this publication, if followed, will determine the viability and purity of seeds.