Pre-harvest sprouting of cereals results in large economic losses each year for producers around the world. This volume, an outgrowth of the 1982 symposium held in Winnipeg, Canada, presents scientific research conducted internationally since 1978 and geared toward solving the problem of pre-harvest sprouting. Its multidisciplinary approach incorporates the perspectives of plant breeders, physiologists, and biochemists to provide a rounded discussion of the possible alternatives.
Also of Interest -- International Organizing Committee -- Local Organizing Committee -- Preface -- Introduction -- Progress and Prospect in Sprouting Research -- Physiology of Pre-Harvest Sprouting -- The Physiology of Pre-Harvest Sprouting—A Review -- Gibberellic Acid Insensitivity Genes and Pre-Harvest Sprouting Damage Resistance -- Alpha-Amylase Production in the Late Stages of Grain Development—An Early Sprouting Damage Risk Period? -- Ear Wetting and Pre-Harvest Sprouting of Wheat -- Temperature-Moisture Interactions as a Factor in Germination and Dormancy -- A Possible Role for the Pericarp in Control of Germination and Dormancy of Wheat -- Investigation of the Pre-Harvest Sprouting Damage Resistance Mechanisms in Some Australian White Wheats -- Effects of Various Saccharides on Gibberellic Acid Sensitivity of Avena fatua Seed -- Effects of Fertility and Rain Simulation During Grain Fill on Protein Content, Starch Quality, and Alpha-Amylase Activity in Winter Wheat -- Falling Numbers and Alpha-Amylase in Sawfly-Resistant Wheats -- Chemistry of Pre-Harvest Sprouting -- Recent Progress in the Biochemistry of Immature Cereal Grains in Relation to Pre-Harvest Sprouting -- Separation of Wheat Alpha-Amylase Isoenzymes by Chromatofocusing -- Alpha-Amylase Genes in Wheat -- Differences in Falling Number at Constant Alpha-Amylase Activity -- The Role of the Amylograph in Assessing Sprout Damage -- Some Experiences with Monitoring Alpha-Amylase Levels in Canadian Wheat -- Peroxidases and Their Relationship to Dormancy and Germination in the Wheat Kernel -- Nephelometric Determination of Added Alpha-Amylase in Cereal-Based Products -- Environment, Developing Barley Grain, and Subsequent Production of Alpha-Amylase by the Aleurone Layer -- Observations on the Development of the Testa and Pericarp in Barley -- Cereal Endosperm Degradation During Initial Stages of Germination -- The Action of Plant Hormones on Endosperm Breakdown and Embryo Growth During Germination of Barley -- Carbohydrates and Germination Inhibitors During Corn Seed Maturation and Germination -- Fluridone Induction of Vivipary During Maize Seed Development -- Role of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase in Corn Seed Germination -- Hydrolysis of Endosperm Protein in Zea mays (W64A × W182E) -- Fusarium moniliforme as the Cause of Pre-Harvest Sprouting of Maize in Mexico -- Plant Breeding and Genetic Aspects of Pre-Harvest Sprouting -- Sprouting Variability in Diverse Triticum spp. Germplasms -- Factor Analyses of Characters Useful in Screening Wheat for Sprouting Damage -- Sprouting Resistance in Barley -- Early Generation Mass Selection for Seed Dormancy in Barley -- Recombining Dormancy from RL 4137 with White Seed Color -- Effects of Temperature and Rainfall on Seed Dormancy of Small Grain Cultivars -- Pre-Harvest Sprouting—The South African Situation for Seed Dormancy in Barley -- Inheritance Studies in Dormancy in Three Wheat Crosses -- The Response of Triticale and Related Cereals to Conditions Inducing Preharvest Sprouting -- Wheat Weathering Damage in Windrower/Combine vs. Direct-Combine Harvesting Systems -- Notice of Next Meeting