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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 6 (december 2019) : 773-781

Influence of seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals on storability of Kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties

Pavan Shinde, Ravi Hunje
1Department of  Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580 005, Karnataka, India.
  • Submitted20-11-2018|

  • Accepted07-05-2019|

  • First Online 14-08-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4101

Cite article:- Shinde Pavan, Hunje Ravi (2019). Influence of seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals on storability of Kabuli chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties. Legume Research. 42(6): 773-781. doi: 10.18805/LR-4101.
The storage experiment was carried out at Seed Quality and Research Laboratory, Seed Unit (National Seed Project), University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad from March 2017 to March 2018 to study the influence of seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals on storability of Kabuli chickpea varieties. Seed quality parameters were significantly influenced among varieties and seed treatment with botanicals and chemicals. Among the treatments, seed treatment with Sprint (Mancozeb 50 % + Carbendazim 25 % WS) @ 2 g per kg of seed or Vitavax power @ 3 g/kg of seed or Sweet flag rhizome @ 10 g/kg of seed maintained seed quality for more than ten months during storage. However, Sweet flag rhizome @ 10 g/kg of seed can be used as alternative to chemicals which is safe, eco-friendly and economically feasible for maintaining seed quality for organic seed growers/producers and seed companies.
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