Pregermination

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1. A method used to reduce seed germination time; seed is soaked or placed in a moist environment to encourage parital germination, then planted as soon as possible to prevent desiccation; addition of gibberellic acid (GA) to soaking water can enhance the process.

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Short cut to speed up seed germination time.
Source: http://farrer.riv.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/APOL18/jun00-14.html