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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2458-2467
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.279


Influence of Different Packaging Materials on the Seed Quality Parameters of Chickpea
Jay V. Patel*, D.K. Antala and Abhay N. Dalsaniya
Department of Processing and Food Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India (362001)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Studies were carried out to find out the influence of different packaging materials on the seed quality parameters of chickpea. Freshly harvested and fully matured chickpea grains (cv. GJG-3) were cleaned, sorted, graded and dried up to 7.6 % (w.b.) moisture content for safe storage. The dried grains were packed in different packaging materials viz., jute bag (control), polyethylene lined jute bag, polypropylene (PP) woven laminated bag, high density polyethylene (HDPE) bag with vacuum, multilayer coextruded plastic bag with vacuum, polyethylene laminated aluminium foil bag with vacuum, per due improve crop storage (PICS) bag with 5.0 kg sample size. All the bags were stored at room temperature (13.2 °C-38.5 °C, 18.8-91.1 % RH) for twelve months in the laboratory. The quality parameters of the grain were analysed at two-month interval during storage. Moisture content of the grain was recorded maximum in jute bag and minimum was observed in polyethylene laminated aluminium foil bag during entire storage period. The Insect population (46 number/500g) was found only in chickpea grain stored in jute bag at the end of twelve months of storage period. Maximum grain damage was found only in jute bag (26.30 %) at the end of storage period. Swelling capacity (0.248 ml/grain) was found maximum in PP woven laminated bag at the end of the storage. Swelling capacity of the grain was found lower in vacuum packed materials. Germination (91.33 %) and seed vigour index (1114) was found maximum in PP woven laminated bag at the end of the storage. Germination (70.67 %) and seed vigour index (829)of the grain was found lowest in jute bag at the end of storage period.


Keywords: Chickpea grain, Packaging materials, Storage life, Seed quality
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Jay V. Patel, D.K. Antala and Abhay N. Dalsaniya. 2018. Influence of Different Packaging Materials on the Seed Quality Parameters of Chickpea.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2458-2467. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.279