Volume : IV, Issue : IV, April - 2014

Effect of Seed Treatments and Packing Materials on Seed Quality Parameters of Maize (Zea mays L.) during Storage.

Azad Ahmad Wani, Jaya Joshi, Dr. Anurag Titov, Dr D. S Tomar

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 The cultivated species ā€œZea mays L.ā€ belongs to family poaceae (Graminae). Poaceae is the fifth largest family consisting of 10,000 species and at least 600 genera, unquestionably the most important family providing majority of food. Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the most nutritional crops and proper storage of seeds continues to be a challenge for farmers. In the present study, a storage experiment was conducted to understand the effect of different seed treatments, Packing materials and different storage periods on seed quality parameters of maize at Govt. Madhav Science PG College Ujjain (M.P). Freshly harvested Maize seeds of variety ā€œJM–216ā€ were collected from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ujjain. The seeds were treated with Castor oil (5ml/kg), Captan (3g/kg), Vitavex (3g/kg) and Control (Untreated) stored in Cloth bags and Polybags for 3–9 months under ambient conditions at MVM Ujjain. The results revealed that the seeds treated with Captan recorded higher germination (80%) and for packing materials, Cloth bags recorded higher germination (75.5%), Vigour index(2161). For moisture content, Polybags recorded higher moisture content (8.7 %) at the end of 9–month storage.

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Azad Ahmad Wani, Jaya Joshi,Dr. Anurag Titov and Dr D.S Tomar Effect of Seed Treatments and Packing Materials on Seed Quality Parameters of Maize (Zea mays L.) during Storage. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.IV, Issue. IV


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