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International Journal of Plant Pathology
Year: 2014  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 28 - 53

Effect of Different Storage Containers Used for Storing Seeds and Management Practices on Seed Quality and Seed Health in CVL-1 Variety

S.M.A. Haque, I. Hossain and M.A. Rahman    

Abstract: The experiments were conducted in the laboratory of Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka; Seed Pathology Center, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Oil Seed Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). The experiments were conducted during the period 15 January 2010 to 5 March 2012. Nine different types of containers viz. tin pot, plastic pot, poly bag, gunny bag, gunny bag lined with polythene, earthen pot, cloth bag, brown paper and IRRI poly bag, two level of moisture contents viz. farmers’ condition (16%) and recommended moisture condition (9.5%) by Bangladesh Gazette in 2010 and seed treatment with Provax-200 and control (untreated) were used for the present study. Seeds were stored for 12 months and examined after 4, 8 and 12 months of storage. Among the nine containers, tin pot was found better in respect of moisture content, germination, mean germination time, vigour index and 1000 seed weight. Health condition of seeds was also superior compared to other containers. The poorest performance was observed in earthen pot regarding moisture content, germination, mean germination time, vigour index, 1000 seed weight and seed borne infection. The findings of the present study also reveal that recommended moisture content (9.5% moisture content in seed) was better than moisture content at farmers’ condition. Provax-200 treated seed also resulted better performance than non treated (control condition) seed. So, quality of jute seeds can be maintained by storage in tin pot with provax-200 treated and recommendation moisture content (9.5%).

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