Background and Objective Temperature Humidity Air Moisture Light condition Germinating bed Soak time Solution strength for soak
Literature Review TitleAuthorConclusion 三种豆科植物 种子荫发特性 的研究 廖建良，贺握权， 许灿英，尹艳 Temperature: 15 to 20 centigrade Illumination: dark Germinating bed: on or between paper 绿豆的浸泡工 艺及其对绿豆 种子萌发的影 响研究 吴小勇，曾庆孝， 田金河，柳明鲜 Soak time: 6 to 10 days 盐胁迫对绿豆 种子萌发的影 响 张秀玲 Solution strength for soak: neutral salt has no effect on germination, while has effect on growing of sprout. Basic salt has effect on both the two.
Design methodology Response variable –Germination percentage –Where n is the number of germinated seeds –N is the total number –Germination rate –Where Dt is the number of days from growing –Gt is the number of seeds germinated at that day
Design methodology Input variable Variable Control level Low （ -1 ） High （ 1 ） Light conditionNo sunlight Night and day alternate Seed soaking time1 day5 day Culture mediumAbove napkinSoil surface Seed soaking solution 400mmol/L NaClWater
Design methodology Noise –Quality of the air The same experiment location and time –Quality of the seeds The same lot –Temperature The same experiment location and time
Design of the experiment The 2 4-1 fractional factorial design –Alias structure –Resolution IV design Defining relation: I=ABCD [A]->A+BCD [B]->B+ACD [C]->D+ABD [D]->C+ABC [AB]->AB+CD [AC]->AC+BD [AD]->AD+BC
Design of the experiment Design matrix Run Basic design Seed soaking solution （ D=ABC ） Light condition （ A ） Seed soaking time （ B ） Culture medium （ C ） 1 21 1 3 1 1 411 5 11 61 1 7 11 81111
Experiment implementation –8 groups with 30 Vigna radiatas each –Soak the vigna radiatas which need 5 days soaking on the May, 22 at 23:20 – Soak the vigna radiatas which need 1 days soaking on the May, 26 at 23:20 –Plant all of them on the May, 27 at 23:20 –Water 2 or 3 times per day to keep culture medium humid –Check the germination condition at 23:20 each day and record the data –Calculate the germination rate and percentage
Conclusion Light condition and seed soaking time affect germination percentage and germination rate significantly, while culture medium and seed soaking solution do not have great influence on GP and GR. Darkness and one day soaking time promote germination separately. Interaction effect between soaking time and light condition affects germination percentage. The best solution is no sunlight and one day soaking time for both maximal GP and GR.