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STUDY OF ONION STORAGE LOSSESS DURING RANGDA (Le. LATE KHARIF) SEASON

Article Id: ARCC4852 | Page : 205 . 207
Citation :- STUDY OF ONION STORAGE LOSSESS DURING RANGDA (Le. LATE KHARIF) SEASON.Agricultural Science Digest.2003.(23):205 . 207
R.S. Patil··, V. Sood, V.K. Garande and S.D. Masalkar
Address : Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri - 413722, India

Abstract

As rangda onion generally produces inferior quality bulb, showed poor keeping quality in storage. Eight promising dark red onion genotypes along with 3 check cultivars were screened for 3 months storage. For storage study only marketable bulbs after giving post-harvest treatment were used. The genotypes, Sangamner-3 and Sangamner-1 recorded significantly least total losses (i.e. 2.17 and 3.03% respectively) with no sprouting and rotting losses. After third month of storage, the 15.98%, mean total losses were recorded including 13.18% physiological loss in weight, 1.55% rotting and 1.24% sprouting losses. Thus, sprouting losses were only recorded during third month of storage. The significantly least total losses were recorded in three genotypes viz., N-2-4-1 (11.11%), Sangamner-3 (11.20%) and M-9 (11.89%) without any sprouting and rotting losses. While significantly highest total losses were recorded in check cv. B-780 (23.40%) followed by Phule Suvarna (20.28%), Sangamner-1 (17.75%) and RHR 154 (17.48%).

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