Effect of seed Treatments and Containers on storability of Grain amaranthus (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) CV. Suvarna
1. Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Seed Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
International Journal of Horticulture, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 7 doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0007
Received: 24 Mar., 2015 Accepted: 25 May, 2015 Published: 03 Jun., 2015
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Manikandan and Srimathi, 2015, Effect of seed Treatments and Containers on storability of Grain amaranthus (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) CV. Suvarna, International Journal of Horticulture, 2015, Vol.5, No.7 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0007)
The laboratory experiment was conducted at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India to elucidate the influence of pre-storage seed treatments and containers on storability of seeds of grain amaranthus (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) Cv. Suvarna. The study revealed that, among the treatments, seeds treated with Carbendazim and Imidacloprid at 2 g kg–1 seed and 100 mg kg–1 seed, respectively and stored in poly laminated aluminum foil pouch maintained maximum germination of 97 percent after six months of seed storage. The seed quality characters in terms of physiological and biochemical parameters decreased with ageing irrespective of containers and seed treatments of grain amaranthus.
Grain amaranthus; Seed storage; Pre-storage treatments; Containers, Periods; Quality characters
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