International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of organics in enhancing seed storability of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L)
Author(s): Basave Gowda, Bhemanna Huded, Arunkumar Hosmani, Rakesh C Mathad, Raghu BN, and Rekha
Abstract: The study was conducted undertaken to know the effect organic seed treatment on seed storability of chickpea. Seeds were treated with both organic [Neem seed kernel powder (50 and100 g/kg), Neem leaf powder (50 and 100 g/kg), Neem oil (5 ml/kg), Castor oil (5 ml/kg), Sweet flag rhizome powder (20 g/kg)] and inorganic Insecticides [Malathion dust (5 g/kg) and Thiram (2 g/kg)]. Among the different seed treatments, the seed treatment with castor oil (5ml/kg of seed) has maintained minimum prescribed seed germination (85.67%) up to eighteen months along with the highest seedling vigour index I and II (1870 and 4118), and lowest insect damage (6%) as compared to control (82.67%, 1587, 3326 and 52% ). Whereas lower seed germination was observed in control seeds (82.67%) treated with neem seed kernel powder, lower seedling vigour index-I in neem oil (5ml/kg), seedling vigour index-II was observed in control. So castor oil @ 5ml per kg of seeds has found effective in maintaining the seed quality with minimum seed infestation for more than twenty months of storage.
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Basave Gowda, Bhemanna Huded, Arunkumar Hosmani, Rakesh C Mathad, Raghu BN,, Rekha. Effect of organics in enhancing seed storability of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L). Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1890-1893.