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Vol. 10, Special Issue 11 (2021)

A review: Loss of pulses seed during storage

Vijay Dugesar, AK Chaurasia and Sachchida Nand Mishra
After-harvest storage loss of pulses seeds is a major issue, and it is one of the main causes of food insecurity for farmers in developing countries. As a result, the goal of this study is emphasis on the aspects and postharvest techniques that are used to maintain seed quality. Healthy seeds and grains have become a high-demanding enterprise in recent years in order to produce good yields in the coming season to maintain a high-yielding crop, the seeds must be stored. Seed is an important input in agriculture that impacts not only production but also productivity, therefore maintaining seed quality and vigour during storage is crucial. Storage is a basic technique in the control of the physiological quality of the seed, and it is a way for preserving the viability of the seeds and maintaining their vigour during the time between planting and harvesting. Farmers store seeds in traditional storage containers for their own use. These storage structures are relatively inexpensive, ecofriendly and give stored goods a long shelf life, with minimum modifications, these old storage systems could be used in modern storage rooms to safeguard food items that would otherwise be harmed by insects. Such a good storage system will help reduce seed storage losses, maintain grain quality and contribute to reducing food insecurity. Seed treatments play a significant role in improving the establishment of healthy crops as well as reduce losses of seed during storage. Chemical pesticides and insecticides used during seed storage have harmed the quality of food grains, which is why conventional, organic, and indigenous pesticides and insecticides are increasingly favored to safeguard the grain and seeds to make it safe for production and consumption.
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How to cite this article:
Vijay Dugesar, AK Chaurasia and Sachchida Nand Mishra. A review: Loss of pulses seed during storage. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(11S): 2798-2805.

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