Effect of storage conditions and storage period on seed germination and viability of Verbena hybrida

Publication Date : 07/09/2015

Author(s) :

K K Dhatt.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 9
(09 - 2015)

Abstract :

The seeds of Verbena hybrida were kept at three storage chambers viz., ambient storage, cold storage (0-40 C and 90  2.7% RH) and incubator (20-22 0C and 75  1.5% RH) after packing in five different packaging (cloth bag in desiccator, poly set bin, polyethylene bag (600 gauze), cloth bag and aluminum foil pack for a period of 18 months. The cold storage resulted in highest germination (23.39%) and aluminum foil packaging gave the maximum germination (22.24%), followed by desiccator (22.18%) irrespective of storage temperature at the end of storage period. The cold store maintained the maximum seed viability (32.30%) and desiccator recorded the highest viability (28.48%). The highest viability was obtained in desiccator (36.24%) in cold store followed by aluminum foil (34.30%). Key words: Verbena, Seed storage, Seed germination, Seed viability, packaging

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