Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Studies on effects of seed treatments, polymer coating and packaging materials on seed quality parameters of stored cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds
Author(s): Pusarla Susmitha and Prashant Kumar Rai
Abstract: The present experiment was conducted at Post Graduate Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Uttar Pradesh during 2015 - 2016 with cowpea variety Kashi unnati obtained from Department of Genetic and Plant Breeding, SHUATS. The seeds were treated with polymer in combination with fungicide (mancozeb), inorganic chemical (ferrous sulphate), bioagent (Trichoderma viridae) and plant product (neem oil) along with control (untreated seeds). After treatment, seeds were stored in plastic container (P1) and cloth bag (P2) for evaluation of seed germination, seedling length, seedling dry matter, seedling vigour indices, protein content and carbohydrate content where data was analysed by factorial experiment laid out in completely randomized design. Germination per cent (95.33), seedling length (37.50 cm), seedling vigour index (SV-I 3573.95), protein content (25.54 %) and carbohydrate content (80.17 %) were recorded high with seed treatment T7 and seedling dry weight (0.60 g) were recorded high with seed treatment T4 over all other seed treatments after storage period of 6 months.
How to cite this article:
Pusarla Susmitha and Prashant Kumar Rai. Studies on effects of seed treatments, polymer coating and packaging materials on seed quality parameters of stored cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) seeds. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(3): 677-681.