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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 414-419

Standardization of Temperature for Effective Germination of Tomato Seeds Using Drum Dryer
Perugu Balachandra Yadav1, Guda Prasanna2, Gadhe Shruthi3 and A. Srinivasa Rao4
1ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
2College of Agricultural Engineering, Bapatla, India
3Institute of Agri Business Management, Rajasthan, India
4College of Agricultural Engineering, Madakasira, India
*Corresponding author

The vegetable seeds were dried using the drum dryer to reduce the moisture to improve storage period as well as to maintain good germination. The seeds were treated with TSP (Tri sodium phosphate solution) and calcium hypo chloride solution to protect from seed borne or soil borne diseases. The seeds having both viral and bacterial diseases, then it is treated with the both TSP and calcium hypo chloride solutions. The different varieties of tomato seeds like Montage, Mighty, Naina and Aruna were taken and each sample were subjected to sanitation process before drying for conducting experiments. The standard RH of 25% was maintained inside the dryer. The experiments were conducted to study the nature of drying of different samples maintaining different temperatures such as 32°C, 34°C, 36°C and 38°C. The dried tomato seed samples were stored for 15 days and germination percentage of each samples were analysed. The higher germination percentage was observed around (86%, 90%, 97% and 93%) in all varieties dried at higher temperature of 38°C whereas lower germination percentage was around (74%, 85%, 86% and 84%) at low temperature of 32°C. The effective drying of tomato seeds using drum dryer was maintained at RH of 25% and temperature of 38°C in order to obtain better storage and good germination.

Keywords: Standardisation, Temperature, drying, Germination

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Perugu Balachandra Yadav, Guda Prasanna, Gadhe Shruthi and Srinivasa Rao, A. 2018. Standardization of Temperature for Effective Germination of Tomato Seeds Using Drum Dryer.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 414-419. doi:
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