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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 49 issue 6 (december 2015) : 562-566

Techniques to enhance storage potential of jatropha (Jatropha curcas L) seeds

M. Prakash, G. Sathiya Narayanan, M. Devendran
1<p>Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,&nbsp;<br /> Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608 002, India.</p>
Cite article:- Prakash M., Narayanan Sathiya G., Devendran M. (2015). Techniques to enhance storage potential of jatropha (Jatropha curcas L) seeds . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 49(6): 562-566. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v49i6.6687.

Laboratory experiments were conducted to study the effect of different pre storage treatments and packaging materials on storability of Jatropha seeds. The treatments included  halogen mixture @ 3g kg-1,  Thiram @ 2g kg-1 and packed in three different containers viz., Aluminium container , Polythene bag and Cloth bag.  The seeds were evaluated at monthly intervals upto ten months and observations on germination percent and vigour index were recorded in two varieties viz., Chidambaram local and Sirkali local. The results revealed that Jatropha seeds treated with halogen mixture and stored in aluminium container could be stored upto 7 months without loss in vigour and viability.

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