Seed Storage :: Storage factors

Maintenance of viability in storage

  • Store well mature seeds
  • Store normal coloured seeds
  • Seeds should be free from mechanical injury
  • Seeds should be free from storage fungi or micro organisms 5. Seeds should not have met with adverse conditions during maturation. Storage godown should be fumigated to control storage insects, periodically
  • Storage environment or godown should be dry and cool.
  • Seeds should be dried to optimum moisture content
  • Required R.H. and temperature should be maintained during storage.
  • Seeds should be treated with fungicides before storage
  • Suitable packaging materials should be used for packing.

Factors influencing seed storage

  1. Biotic
  2. A biotic

1.Biotic factors (Click here )

a. Factors related to seed

  • Genetic make up of seed
  • Initial seed quality
  • Provenance
  • Seed Moisture content
 b. Other biotics
  • Insects
  • Fungi
  • Rodents
  • Mishandling during sampling, testing

2. Abiotic factors (Click here)

  • Temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Seed store sanitation
  • Gaseous atmosphere
  • Packaging material
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