International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Studies on packaging materials, storage time on seed viability and seed health in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Seeds
Author(s): Sonu Ram, Prashant Kumar Rai and Anshul Kumar Jaiswal
Abstract: The present study elucidated that the effect of storage of wheat seeds are treated with chemical and botanical fungicide [Thiram (T1) Castor oil (T2) and Neem cake (T3)] at recommended dosage and stored in types of packaging materials [Cloth bag (P1) and Jute bag (P2)] in ambient condition in the Post Graduate Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, SHIATS, Allahabad for two, four and six months. Observations shows that the treatment of Thiram @ 3g/kg of seed stored in cloth bag for 6 months displayed significant higher percentage of seed germination, shoot length, root length, fresh weight, dry weight, seed moisture and seed viability as compared to other treated seeds were stored in jute bag. But in the case of seed health Thiram @ 3g/kg treated seed shows better result. Germination and viability decreased with the period of aging. It is also found out that vacuum cloth bag could be the best options among jute bag, jute bag for seed packing in terms of maintaining the seed quality as reflected in the varied parameters of the seed quality assessment indicators. Seeds are stored in cloth bags were affected due to storage but the effects were more pronounced in as compared to jute bags.
Pages: 1026-1030 | 350 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sonu Ram, Prashant Kumar Rai, Anshul Kumar Jaiswal. Studies on packaging materials, storage time on seed viability and seed health in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Seeds. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):1026-1030.