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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 37 issue 1 (march 2017) : 16-21

Assessment of farmers saved groundnut seed quality of Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat, India

K.K. Dhedhi*, C.B. Dhobi, N.N. Chaudhari, J.S. Sorathiya, M.D. Khanpara
1<p>Pearl Millet Research Station,&nbsp;Junagadh Agricultural University, Jamnagar-361 006, Gujrat, India.</p>
Cite article:- Dhedhi* K.K., Dhobi C.B., Chaudhari N.N., Sorathiya J.S., Khanpara M.D. (2017). Assessment of farmers saved groundnut seed quality ofDevbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat, India . Agricultural Science Digest. 37(1): 16-21. doi: 10.18805/asd.v0iOF.7332.

Present study was aimed to determine the seed quality of groundnut used for sowing by farmers of Devbhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat. Eighty two samples of farmers saved seeds of groundnut were collected from four villages of Jam Khambhalia, six villages of Kalyanpur, one village of Dwarka and three villages of Bhanvad talukas of Devbhoomi Dwarka. The study revealed that 96.34 per cent of seed samples conformed to the prescribed seed standards for germination, moisture content, physical purity, insect infestation; while, 76.83 per cent of seed samples recorded equal or higher than 70 per cent field emergence. The results suggest that the quality of groundnut seed used for sowing by farmers was satisfactory in Devbhoomi Dwarka of Gujarat. However, farmers need to be more educated about the importance and advantages of using good quality certified seeds and shall be trained for maintenance of seed quality by adopting pre and post harvest measures so as to harvest good yields of the desired varieties. 

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