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EFFECT OF RICE HUSK ON STORAGE OF SEED RHIZOME OF TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA L.)

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0547.2014.01001.5    | Article Id: D-4111 | Page : 199 - 202
Citation :- EFFECT OF RICE HUSK ON STORAGE OF SEED RHIZOME OF TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA L.).Agricultural Science Digest.2014.(34):199 - 202
K. Nandini*, M.S. Singh., J. Lhungdim, H. Nanita, S. Diana and A. Dorendro1 nandinikcau@gmail.com
Address : College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795 001, India

Abstract

An experiment was conducted on traditional method of storage of seed rhizome of turmeric under ambient condition with wooden cartoon boxes. The physiological ageing of seed rhizome of turmeric was influenced by both temperature and relative humidity. Ageing was faster at higher temperature and less in relative humidity.10 kg of turmeric without mixing rice husk(T1) showed significant loss in weight over the other treatments. The sprout length was found to be significantly higher in 10 kg of turmeric + 2.6 kg of rice husk(T8)and 10 kg of turmeric + 2.4 kg of rice husk(T7)than the rest of the treatments and the minimum in control (T1). It was observed that shrinkage and change in colour of seed rhizomes were severe in the control as compared to other treatments. It also showed that well dried turmeric is not susceptible to any mould growth or disease problem.

Keywords

Ageing Rice husk Seed rhizome Storage Turmeric.

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