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Re: Seed Irradiation

Isn't "Embroidery" the result of seed irradiation?

At 03:23 PM 8/11/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a  Uncle by way of marriage to my wife who is a Agronomist he has
>been involved in all sorts of  grass and grain seed mutating activities
>through USDA and  major universities. What I understand is,  he was
>using controlled  radiation on different grass and grain  seeds to
>develop a strain or variety that may be more productive or drought
>tolerant and/or many other specifics........ I have spoke with him about
>what effects it would have on Hosta and he does not have any
>information. My question  is has any of you/us tried any radiation or
>chemical treatments to Hosta seed or even plants, if so do you mind
>sharing your experience? I have some Sum and Substance  seed that I had
>a dentist friend expose to   70 KVP @7MA for 180 seconds . I am really
>curious if I will see any interesting seedling from this small dose of
>radiation.My Uncle told me when they irradiate wheat seeds they do large
>batches for hours at a MUCH HIGHER rate than I can get access to.
>Robert Stine
>USDA Zone 6
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