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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

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.2020.9(3): 962-968

Effect of Polymer Coating, Plant Biocides and Insecticide on Seed Quality of Fodder Cowpea during Storage
R. Renuka*, Vinodkumarand B. S. Vyakaranahal
Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, UAS, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka, India
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The laboratory experiment was conducted at the Seed Quality Research Laboratory of National Seed Project, Seed Unit. University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad during 2016-2017 to evaluate effect of polymer coating, plant biocides and insecticide on seed quality of fodder cowpea during storage. The experiment consisted of totally 16 treatment combinations involving two factors viz., first factor consists of two containers ( C1:Cloth bag and C2:HDPE bag) and second factor consists of 8 seed treatments viz.,[T1 : Control, T2 : Polymer seed coating @ 5 mlkg-1 of seed, T3 : Vitavax(Carboxin 37.5 % @ 2 gkg-1 of seeds + Thiram @ 2 gkg-1 of seed),T4 : Aluminium phosphide @ 1 tablet/250 cuft, T5 :Methomyl @ 0.6 gkg-1 of seed, T6 : Neem oil @ 5 mlkg-1 of seed, T7: Castor oil @ 5 mlkg-1 of seed ,T8: Sweet flag @ 5 gkg-1 of seed. Among all the treatments T3 (Vitavax (Carboxin 37.5 % @ 2 gkg-1 of seeds + Thiram @ 2gkg-1 of seed) showed maximum seed quality parameters like germination (89.83 %), Root length (18.76 cm), shoot length(15.60 cm),seedling vigour index (3230).Where as the lowest germination (80.00 %), root length(14.40 cm), shoot length(11.26 cm), seedling vigour index (2125) were recorded in control at the end of nine months of storage period.

Keywords: Biocides, Insecticides, Polymer coating, Germination, Cloth bag, HDPE bag and Seedling vigour index

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Renuka. R, Vinodkumar and Vyakaranahal. B. S. 2020. Effect of Polymer Coating, Plant Biocides and Insecticide on Seed Quality of Fodder Cowpea during Storage.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 962-968. doi:
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