Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 34 issue 2 (june 2019) : 142-144

Seed pelleting:  A technique of seed quality enhancement

Pramod Sharma, Ashok Kumar Thakur, Sunil A. Nair
1Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-173 230, H.P., India 
  • Submitted05-04-2019|

  • Accepted22-05-2019|

  • First Online 12-10-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP171

Cite article:- Sharma Pramod, Thakur Kumar Ashok, Nair A. Sunil (2019). Seed pelleting: A technique of seed quality enhancement. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 34(2): 142-144. doi: 10.18805/BKAP171.
In seed technology seed pelleting is a most useful technique for increasing the size of small seeds, and encapsulating them to make bigger, rounder, smoother, and more uniformly-sized seeds. It is a coating technique that is used for handling of small seeded crops and increases precision planting. It not only improve the seed quality but also reduce the seed rate and reduce the deterioration during the storage specially in vegetable crops. The present review is an attempt to summarize the prospects of seed pelleting to improve seed quality.
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