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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : (449) Last page : (455)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2515

Study on Botanical Treatment for Maintaining Longevity and Vigour during Ambient Storage

Priyanka Singh1*, Surender Yadav2, Pawan Verma3 and V. K. Chourasiya2
1Department of Seed Science & Technology, N.D.U.A.T. Kumarganj Faizabad
2Department of Seed Science & Technology
3Department of Agronomy, C.S.A.U.T. Kanpur
*Corresponding Author E-mail: priyanka.agkanpur@gmail.com
Received: 25.01.2017  |  Revised: 6.02.2017   |  Accepted: 8.02.2017  


An experiment was carried to find out the “Effect of deltamethrine and natural insecticides on seed quality parameter under ambient storage of lentil (lens culinaris medic) seeds” variety DPL-62 during 2012-13. The seeds were treated with eight insecticides in which seven were natural insecticides and one chemical treatment along with control. After maintaining seed moisture content of 10% the seeds were packed in cloth bag in three replications and stored for 10 months (July 2012 May 2013) under ambient condition at Seed Testing Lab., Department of Seed Science and Technology, C.S.A.U.A. & T., Kanpur.
For maintaining highest germination, vigour and field emergence of lentil variety DPL-62 seed treatment of chemical insecticide with two doses i.e. deltamethrine @ 0.04 ml/kg & 0.08 ml/kg  seed were best but in place of deltamethrine, natural insecticide eucalyptus oil @ 10 ml/kg  seed can also be used as it showed significantly similar performance to deltamethrine for maintaining germination (85.78%) and field emergence (78.01%) and stood on second place for dry weight of seedlings (0.247g), seed vigour index-I (1813.03) and seed vigour index-II (23.06) when stored for ten months in packaging of cloth bag under ambient conditions of Kanpur.

Key words: Seed vigour index, Seedlings, Post harvest losses, Pulses

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Cite this article: Singh, P., Yadav, S., Verma, P.  and Chourasiya, V.K., Study on Botanical Treatment for Maintaining Longevity and Vigour during Ambient Storage, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(2): 449-455 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2515