INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1511) Last page : (1518 )
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6595
Effects of Seed Pelleting, Polymer Coating and Packaging Materials on Seed Quality Characters of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) Seeds after Three Months of Ambient Storage
Dheeraj, M.*, Dayal, A., Neha Thomas and Ramteke, P. W.
Dept of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad (U.P) - 211007
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 5.03.2018 | Revised: 14.04.2018 | Accepted: 22.04.2018
The present storage experiment was conducted at Department of Genetic and Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Uttar Pradesh during 2017–2018 with tomato seeds (Pusa Ruby). The seeds were coated with polymer in combination with fungicide and maintained untreated seeds (control) where T0 is control, T1 Acacia (Acacia nilotica) leaf powder@4mg/kg seed, T2-Imidacloprid @ 3ml /kg seed, T3-Neem leaf powder @ 10 g per kg of seed, T4 ZnSO4@ 3.0mg/kg seed, T5 Polymer @ 2ml/kg seed, Acacia leaf powder+ Polymer @ 4ml/kg seed and T7-Imidacloprid +polymer@ 4ml/kg seed, T8-Imidacloprid +polymer@6ml/kg seed,T9-Trichoderma viridae @4gm/kg seed T10-Neem leaf powder+polymer@8ml/kg seed T11-Vitavax+polymer @6ml/kg seed. Data was subjected to factorial experiment laid out in completely randomized. Treated seeds design were packed in aluminium foil pouch and high density polythene bag (factor P1 and P2) after three months and assessment of seed quality was done in terms of germination per cent, seedling length, seedling dry weight, seedling vigour indices, speed of germination, moisture content and electrical conductivity where. Per cent germination, seedling length, seedling dry weight, seedling vigour indices showed maximum in treatment T11-Vitavax+polymer @6ml/kg as compared to other treatments. However, electrical conductivity and moisture content were lowest in T11-Vitavax+polymer @6ml/kg.
Key words: Tomato, Vitavax, Imidacloprid, Acacia leafpowder, Polymer, Neem leaf powder aluminium foil pouch, High density polythene bag,
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Cite this article: Dheeraj, M., Dayal, A., Thomas, N., and Ramteke, P.W., Effects of Seed Pelleting, Polymer Coating and Packaging Materials on Seed Quality Characters of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) Seeds after Three Months of Ambient Storage, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1511-1518 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6595