QUALITY OF CORIANDER SEEDS STORED IN DIFFERENT PACKING MATERIALS AT AMBIENT CONDITION. Ahmed S, Hossain MM, Sirajul Karim AJM, Ruhul Quddus AFM and Sarker Rumpa

BJPST: 15(2): 019-024 [July, 2017]                                
ISSN: 2305-1809 (Online version) 

ABSTRACT
 A lab experiment was conducted at Gazipur during April to November, 2011 with the objective to find out the suitability of seeds (harvested on 102 and 110 days after sowing) for storing and the efficiency of the storage containers on retention of seed quality. The experiment was tested in completely randomized design and consisted of five storage containers viz. earthen pot, cloth bag, plastic can, polyethylene bag and aluminum foil packet. The coriander variety was BARI dhania 1. For every two months (60 days) intervals observations were conducted to evaluate the results. The vapor proof containers maintained germination above minimum seed certification standard up to eight months and plastic can and polyethylene up to 6 months where as cloth bag up to 4 months. Seed moisture content of seed was lower in aluminum foil and plastic container. The electrical conductivity values were significantly lower in vapor proof packing materials compared to vapor pervious containers. Seeds packed in aluminum foil pack exhibited higher vigor index compared to cloth bag and earthen pot. The brown colored seed showed the best performance in all seed quality aspect than yellow colored seed. 

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