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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2743-2751
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.311


Effect of Ultra-Dry Storage of Chilli Seeds
Ninganna, J.S. Hilli* and B.S. Vyakaranahal
Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture,University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka (India)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The storage experiment was conducted to know the effect of ultra-dry seed storage of chilli. The experiment was conducted during the period from July, 2017 to March, 2018.The experiment involved storage of chilli seeds with three desiccants viz., zeolite beads, bentonite granules and activated charcoal granules. The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design with four treatments in five replications. Among the four different desiccants, zeolite beads recorded highest germination (85.60 %), seedling vigour index (1097), dehydrogenase activity (1.149 OD values) and maintained the lowest moisture content (4.00 %), electrical conductivity (0.709 dSm-1), Whereas, the seeds stored in without desiccants deteriorated rapidly in all the seed quality parameters and recorded the lowest germination (75.40 %), seedling vigour index (753), dehydrogenase activity (0.924 OD values) and higher moisture content (9.65 %), electrical conductivity (0.874 dSm-1) at the end of nine months of storage period.


Keywords: Chilli seeds, Desiccants, Drying, Hermetic container, Moisture, Ultra-dry, Storage
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Ninganna, J.S. Hilli and Vyakaranahal, B.S. 2018. Effect of Ultra-Dry Storage of Chilli Seeds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2743-2751. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.311