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Effect of containers and seed treatments on storability of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)

NAGARAJ UDABAL*, RAVI HUNJE1 AND PRAVEEN KOTE

Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract


To study the effect of containers and seed treatments on storability of sunflower experiment was conducted during the year 2011- 12, at Seed Research Laboratory of National Seed Project, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. The storage experiment comprised of three containers (C1: Vacuum packing, C2: Polythene bag and C3: Cloth bag) and six seed treatments [T1:Sweet flag rhizome powder(5 g/kg),T2: Neem leaf powder(10 g/kg), T3: Custard apple seed powder (10 g/kg), T4: Deltamethrine @ 40 mg/kg, T5: Vitavax (3g/kg) and T6: Control (without any seed treatments).] in three replications with factorial concept and stored for 11 months under ambient condition. The seeds treated with vitavax (3g/kg) recorded significantly higher seed germination (84.37%), hundred seed weight (4.36g), root and shoot (17.66 and 16.25 cm, respectively) length, vigour index (2865) lower electrical conductivity (232dSm-1) and seed moisture content (9.14%) at the end of eleven months of seed storage as compared to other treatments. Among the containers the seeds stored in vacuum packing recorded significantly higher germination (84.45%), hundred seed weight (4.36g), root and shoot (18.05 and 16.70 cm) length, vigour index (2935) lower electrical conductivity (225 dS m-1) and seed moisture content (8.57%) which was at par with polythene bag. Whereas, lower seed quality parameters were recorded in cloth bag at the end of 11 months of storage period

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