Gas plasma treatment as a novel seed technology to release dormancy and to improve germination uniformity of vegetable seeds

Project: Research


Inconsistencies in the release from dormancy of plant seeds result in failure to maximise crop yields from a given land area. This has implications for food security, resource utilization (water, energy) and the economy. We propose the treatment of seeds with non-thermal atmospheric gas plasmas (NTAGP) to achieve uniformity in germination. PhD student project of Giles Grainge in the Seed Biology Group at RHUL.
Effective start/end date1/10/151/10/19


  • Improving crop seed quality through environmentally sustainable technologies to benefit the seed industry and promote food security

    Impact: Economic Impacts, Social Impacts, Quality of life Impacts

Research outputs

ID: 25416077