Assessment of viability, quality and deterioration in stored groundnut seeds
Afsanabanu Manik, MK Meena, Amaregouda A and Surekha S
In India, particularly in Karnataka, more land is now being used for the cultivation of groundnut seeds. Seeds of ggroundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) are inherently less viable because of high oil content and more hygroscopic. Additionally, storing groundnut seeds in poor or unfavourable environmental conditions causes a major issue known as seed degradation or deterioration, which is characterised by a loss of viability, vigour and quality of the seed. As a result, there is a considerable demand in the supply for high quality groundnut seeds. The literature on groundnut seed viability, quality, deterioration and improvements under storage has therefore been examined in this article. The studies concluded that groundnut seeds viability and vigour may be preserved for more than a year under proper storage materials and conditions.
How to cite this article:
Afsanabanu Manik, MK Meena, Amaregouda A and Surekha S. Assessment of viability, quality and deterioration in stored groundnut seeds. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(9S): 625-629.