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Title: Moist sand conditioning to minimize loss of viability in cocoa (Theobroma cacao Linn.) seed
Authors: Vanitha, C
Ramamoorthy, K
Vijayakumar, A
Sivasubramaniam, K
Keywords: Cocoa;Jalsakthi;Theobroma cacao;seed viability;Moist sand
Issue Date: Dec-2005
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. cl.7 A01G 1/00, A01G 17/00
Abstract: Conditioning of cocoa seeds using five per cent moist sand impregnated with Jalsakthi 10 per cent solution in polyvinyl bags minimized the rate of drying and loss of viability up to 40 days under ambient conditions. The leakage of solutes was more in untreated seeds. The lowest safe moisture contents to retain 50 per cent viability and above appears to be 22 per cent.
Page(s): 487-491
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(6) [November-December 2005]

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