Corn Germination Rates - Knowledgebase Question

Whites Creek, TN
Question by gorlteeple
February 6, 1998
What would be a reasonable germination rate from current year packages of corn seeds from reputable companies?


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Answer from NGA
February 6, 1998

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The Federal Seed Act minimum standard germination percentage for sweet corn is 75. You can expect a minimum of 85% germination and a maximum of 98% from any random corn sample.

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