### seed corn germination-power point - University of Illinois Extension

```Montgomery County
On the beef farm, corn is grown for cattle
feed. The corn is harvested in two ways;
shelled corn and corn silage. For my
experiment, I wanted to see how corn
grows from seeds.
For my experiment, I
also wanted to see how
accurate the seed corn
tag on the bag was. On
the fuzzy picture it lists
a germination rate of
95%.
95%
hypothesis
Before I started this experiment,
I predicted the germination rate
would be between 90% and
92%. I predicted this because
the bag had stated 95% and I
thought that number was a little
high.
I used an
exercise I found
in my Corn
project book as a
guide. I
performed two
different
experiments to
compare my
Day one
On the first experiment,
I selected 25 seeds and
placed them between 2
paper towels. I wet the
paper towels with water
and placed them in a
Ziploc bag at room
temperature.
25
Seeds
Day four
Day seven
I checked the seeds
on day four. 22 of
sprouted.
I checked the
seeds again on day
seven, no
I conducted a second
experiment to verify the results
of the first experiment. This time
I used 50 seeds. On day five,
44 of the 50 seeds had
after that sprouted.
Day one
and
Day five
Of my second experiment
DATA RESULTS
6
Gray=Seeds
Sprouted
Green=Total
Seed
5
4
3
2
1
0
My First Experiment
My Second Experiment
The temperature and moisture levels conditions
simulated were not the same as if the seeds
were in a field; however, no one can simulate
the weather conditions exactly.
In conclusion, the data results from both
experiments show 88% seed germination. In
my hypothesis, I predicted between 90% and
92%. I predicted a little high.
The seed corn bag tag stated 95% germination.
This was also high. Using these experiments
as my proof, I believe the facts stated on the
seed corn bag are not accurate.
```