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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 325-336

Evaluation of the Best Storage Methods for Maintaining Seed Quality of Onion
Ashok1*, Basave Gowda1, S.R. Doddagoudar1, S.N. Vasudevan1, M.G. Patil2 and Arunkumar Hosamani3
1Department of Seed Science and Technology
2Department of Horticulture
3Department of Agricultural Entomology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Banglore, India
*Corresponding author

The lab experiment was laid out with completely randomised block design to study the effect of different seed packing materials with silica gel and vacuum packing on seed longevity of onion variety Arka Kalyan with three replications for twelve months at Seed Testing and Research laboratory, Seed Unit, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur. The results showed that, the impervious containers recorded minimum seed deterioration compared to previous container (cloth bag). It was notified that the minimum seed deterioration of quality parameters were found in seeds packed in aluminum-laminated pouches with vacuum packing + silica gel (100 g/kg seed) viz., seed germination (84.7 %), root length (9.10 cm), shoot length (5.84 cm), seedling vigour index (1265), seedling dry weight (32.67 mg), electrical conductivity (0.684 dSm-1), dehydrogenase enzyme activity (1.591 OD value) and α-amylase enzyme activity (12.38 mm) which were on par with seeds packed in polythene bag (700 gauge) with vacuum packing + silica gel (100 g/kg seed), aluminum-laminated pouches with vacuum packing, polythene bag (700 gauge) with vacuum packing, aluminum-laminated pouches silica gel (100 g/kg seed), polythene bag (700 gauge) silica gel (100 g/kg seed), aluminum-laminated pouches and polythene bag (700 gauge) over control (78.0 %, 6.85 cm, 4.15 cm, 858, 27.00 mg, 0.802 dSm-1, 1.013 OD value and 9.99 mm, respectively) after twelve months of storage period.

Keywords: Aluminium-laminated pouch, Cloth bag, Polythene bag, Silica gel and Vacuum packing

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Ashok, Basave Gowda, S.R. Doddagoudar, S.N. Vasudevan, M.G. Patil and Arunkumar Hosamani. 2019. Evaluation of the Best Storage Methods for Maintaining Seed Quality of Onion.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 325-336. doi:
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