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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 49 issue 5 (october 2015) : 447-451

Extension of shelf life of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seeds through polymer coating under ambient storage condition

K. Rathinavel
1Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional station, Coimbatore – 641 003, India.
Cite article:- Rathinavel K. (2023). Extension of shelf life of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seeds through polymer coating under ambient storage condition. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 49(5): 447-451. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v49i5.5809.
Experiments conducted to elucidate the impact of polymer coating on viability of cotton seeds at Central Institute for Cotton Research, Regional Station, Coimbatore, India revealed that seeds coated with polymer “polycote” or “ polyloc” @ 3 ml kg-1 + thiram @ 2.5 g kg-1+ super red @ 5 ml kg-1 + cruiser @ 5 g kg-1 packed in polythene bag (700 gauge ) and stored at ambient condition for 26 months was found superior in preserving seed quality viz., seed viability expressed in terms of germination and seedling vigour over untreated seeds. The percentage loss of viability was less rapid and at 26th month of storage it was 70% where as in control 56%. Less seed infection, high seedling vigour and field emergence was recorded in coated seeds.
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