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Re: HYB: pollen, successes

On 4 May 2003 at 1:34, ArilbredBreeder@cs.com wrote:

> What I'd like to hear from those working in other climates:
> 1.    Is there a minimum temperature [above freezing, of course] at which 
> crosses are less likely to be successful?

The temperature range here in north MS that is best for crossing is 
70o to 85o.  
> 2.    Is there a maximum relative humidity [short of rain] above which 
> crosses are less likely to be successful?

The humidity range for best results is probably from 30% to 50%.  
The pollen grains do not open up well when you have higher 
humidity as in the 60 to 80% range.

The best times are warm, sunny days with no rainfall in the forecast.  
A shower later in the day or the night after a session of daubing 
usually ruins things.

The best hours are from 11 a.m. to about 2 p.m., depending upon 
other conditions stated above.

Walter Moores
Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8

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