Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of seed treatments and storage containers on seed quality parameters of stored blackgram var. ADT 3
Author(s): K Malarkodi and M Ananthi
Abstract: Laboratory experiment were conducted to evaluate the efficacy of comprehensive seed treatments of black gram seed during storage in the Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 2010 - 2011. The seeds were treated with Polymer @ 3ml kg-1 of seed, Polymer @ 3ml kg-1 of seed + Imidacloprid @ 2ml kg-1 of seed + Carbendazim @ 2g kg-1 of seed, Polymer @ 3ml kg-1 of seed + Halogen mixture @ 3g kg-1 of seed (chlorine based) (CaCl2 + CaCO3 in 1:1 ratio), rhizome powders of turmeric (Curcuma longa) and vasambu (Acorus calamus) @ 3g kg-1 of seed along with control. After treatment, seeds were stored in cloth bag and polythene bag container for evaluation of seedling quality and biochemical parameters where data was analysed by factorial experiment laid out in completely randomized design. The results revealed that, seed treated with Polymer @ 3ml kg-1 of seed + Imidacloprid @ 2ml kg-1 of seed + Carbendazim @ 2g kg-1 of seed recorded highest germination percentage (82), root length (15.9 cm), shoot length (25.4 cm), drymatter production (254 mg / 10 seedlings) and vigour index (3699) over all other seed treatments after storage period of nine months in polythene bag without loss in vigour and viability of seeds.
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K Malarkodi, M Ananthi. Effect of seed treatments and storage containers on seed quality parameters of stored blackgram var. ADT 3. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1263-1267.