Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Performance of storage materials, bio agents and chemicals on health in paddy (Oryza sativa L.)
Author(s): Jyoti, Dr. Mayank Kumar, Divya, Sachin Kumar
Abstract: The experiment was conducted in Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Science, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India during October 2014 to March 2015. The present study was carried out with the objective was to find out suitable storage materials for health of paddy. Three different types of packaging material viz. vacuum polythene bag, non vacuum polythene bag and jute bag used for storage with three different chemical/bioagent viz. Castor oil, Neem cake and Thiram for six month. According to this experiment after six month health condition of seeds was also superior compared to other storage materials. The percentage infections of Aspergillus were recorded maximum in variety of Pusa basmati-1, with neem cake and jute bag (14.04%, 10.88 %, 11.67 %) blotter paper method respectively, compared with other seed borne fungi.