Influence of seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals on storability of Kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties

DOI: 10.18805/LR-4101    | Article Id: LR-4101 | Page : 773-781
Citation :- Influence of seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals on storability of Kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties.Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):773-781
Pavan Shinde and Ravi Hunje  pavandgs@gmail.com
Address : Department of  Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka, India.
Submitted Date : 20-11-2018
Accepted Date : 7-05-2019

Abstract

The storage experiment was carried out at Seed Quality and Research Laboratory, Seed Unit (National Seed Project), University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad from March 2017 to March 2018 to study the influence of seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals on storability of Kabuli chickpea varieties. Seed quality parameters were significantly influenced among varieties and seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals. Among the treatments, seed treatment with Sprint (Mancozeb 50 % + Carbendazim 25 % WS) @ 2 g per kg of seed or Vitavax power @ 3 g/kg of seed or Sweet flag rhizome @ 10 g/kg of seed maintained seed quality for more than ten months during storage. However, Sweet flag rhizome @ 10 g/kg of seed can be used as alternative to chemicals which is safe, eco-friendly and economically feasible for maintaining seed quality for organic seed growers/producers and seed companies.

Keywords

HDPE bags Kabuli chickpea Seed quality Sprint Storage Sweet flag rhizome Vitavax power powder.

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