Seed pelleting:  A technique of seed quality enhancement

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP171    | Article Id: BKAP171 | Page : 142-144
Citation :- Seed pelleting: A technique of seed quality enhancement.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):142-144
Pramod Sharma, Ashok Kumar Thakur  and Sunil A. Nair Sharmaparmod827@gmail.com
Address : Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-173 230, H.P., India 
Submitted Date : 5-04-2019
Accepted Date : 22-05-2019

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Coating Pelleting Seed quality Storage

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