Authors : A. Lambat, P. Lambat, R. Gadewar, S. Charjan and P. N. Charde
Page Nos : 10-12
Til (Sesamum indicum L.) seeds after 6, 12 and 18 months were tested for total fungi incidence and germination percentage. A direct correlation was obtained between total mycoflora and germinability. With advance of storage period, the field fungi showed a decline and storage fungi increased rapidly in their percentage of incidence. Storage of Til seeds should be made in polyethylene bag in preference to other containers to preserve greater germinability and lesser seed invasion by the fungal flora during storage. Thiram (0.3%) showed overall superiority to other fungicides.
Keywords: Germination percentage, Mycoflora, Germinability, Percentage of incidence, Storage