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Environmental conditions that affect seed establishment

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To start growing, a seedling,

1. Absorbs moisture from its surrounding environment

2. Establishes a root system in a moist layer of soil

3. Has its shoots and leaves break out above the soil surface.

4. Several environmental conditions affect a seedling’s capacity to do this:

5. contact between the seed and soil water

6. Depth at which seed is placed and number of pests present.

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