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Vol. 10, Issue 11 (2021)

Effect of modified atmosphere with elevated levels of CO2 on seed quality parameters of greengram during storage

Author(s):
B Raghupathi, A Padmasri, V Lakshmi Narayanamma and V Ramya
Abstract:
The present study was carried out at Entomology Laboratory, Seed Research and Technology Centre, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana during 2020-2021 to study the effect of elevated levels of CO2 on seed quality parameters of stored greengram. Seeds were artificially infested with Callosobrochus chinensis (L.) and exposed to different concentrations of CO2 viz., 10, 20, 30 and 40 per cent with three replications of each treatment and packed in air tight plastic containers. Forty per cent CO­2 concentration checked the seed damage (2.36 per cent) and weight loss (1.97 per cent) upto six months of storage. Storage of greengram seeds in different CO2 concentrations (10, 20, 30 and 40 per cent maintained the seed quality (viability of seed) without any detrimental effect on germination (maintained above 90 per cent), seedling vigour and moisture content (8.63 per cent) upto six months of storage.
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How to cite this article:
B Raghupathi, A Padmasri, V Lakshmi Narayanamma, V Ramya. Effect of modified atmosphere with elevated levels of CO2 on seed quality parameters of greengram during storage. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(11):53-59.

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