Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016)
Influence of seed source, containers and seed treatment with chemical and biopesticide on storability of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Author(s): Ahmad Jawed Pouyesh, AK Chaurasia, 3 Mohamad Sakhi Pamiri
Abstract: A storage experiment was conducted to understand the effect seed source, containers and seed treatment with chemical and bio pesticide on storability of wheat at Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad (U.P.) India. Genotypes of wheat were treated with the synthetic polymer and biocide. Then the poly-coated seeds shade dried and further treated with biocide, (i.e. neem oil), polymer coating 29ml/g and bio pesticide (i.e., carbendazim12%+ mencozeb63% WAP 2 2.5 gm / kg) at recommended dosage and stored in types of packaging materials, normal plastic bags (700 gauges) and jute bags. Completely randomized design was used for the experiment, with storage time and seed treatment as factors. Observations shows that the treatments of seed stored in plastic bag for 18 months displayed significant higher percentage of seed viability, germination, seedling length and seed vigour, as compared to other treated seeds were stored in jute bag. Germination and vigour percentage decreased with the period of ageing. Seeds are stored in plastic bags were affected due to storage but the effects were more pronounced in the plastic bags as compared to jute bags.