International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Effect of seed coating polymer on biochemical constituent of soybean (Glycine max. L)
Author(s): RK Bony, B Rajeswari, K Jhansi and K Keshavulu
Soybean is an important oilseed and pulse crop which is grown throughout the India and World. One of the major problems encountered in soybean production in India is lack of availability of good quality seeds at the time of planting as many of the seed lots produced lost their viability quickly. The post maturation and storage phases of seed encompass a series of deteriorative processes that can alter seed performance potential. Seed coating especially film-coating, is one such technique which has gained commercial importance owning to its practical utility as an effective delivery system for seed protectant and fortifying chemicals. Film coating is a new concept in which the plasticizer polymer forms a flexible film that adheres and protects fungicide and insecticide. The polymer coating is simple to apply, diffuses rapidly and non- toxic to the seed during germination. An experiment was conducted to determine the protein and oil content with soybean cv. JS-335. The seeds were coated with polymer in combination with fungicide (thiram), insecticide (imidacloprid), bioagent (Trichoderma viride) and maintained untreated seeds (control) and were packed in cloth bag and polythene bag (700 gauge). The data were subjected to Factorial experiment laid out in Completely Randomized Design (FCRD). Seed treatments gave significant impact by improving the protein and oil content over untreated seeds. Protein and oil content were high in seeds treated with polymer + thiram + imidacloprid + T. viride as compared to all other seed treatments. Seeds packed in vapour proof container (polythene bag) recorded better performance in extending seed longevity and in improving the seed quality parameters of the soybean.
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RK Bony, B Rajeswari, K Jhansi, K Keshavulu. Effect of seed coating polymer on biochemical constituent of soybean (Glycine max. L). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):1663-1665.