Sowing qualities of Echinacea seeds depending on their damage




Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida, seed damage, sowing quality


The results of investigations of the effect of damage seeds of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench. and Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt. on crop quality are presented. It is established that damage to the surface of the pericarp during harvesting in the future leads to a significant decrease in seed quality and development of seedlings. The analysis of population by micromycetes indicates greater contamination with secondary infection of damages of echinacea seeds

Author Biographies

Sergey Pospelov, Poltava State Agrarian Academy Skovorody str., 1/3, Poltava, Ukraine, 36003

PhD, Associate Professor

V. I. Sazanov Department of Agriculture and Agrochemistry

Ganna Pospelova, Poltava State Agrarian Academy Skovorody str., 1/3, Poltava, Ukraine, 36003

PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Plant Protection


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