Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/8146
Title: <b>Moist sand conditioning to minimize loss of viability in cocoa (<i>Theobroma cacao </i>Linn.) seed</b>
Authors: Vanitha, C
Ramamoorthy, K
Vijayakumar, A
Sivasubramaniam, K
Keywords: Cocoa
<i style="">Jalsakthi</i>
<i>Theobroma cacao</i>
seed viability
Moist sand
Issue Date: Dec-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. cl.<sup>7</sup>—</b><b></b> A01G 1/00, A01G 17/00
Abstract: Conditioning of cocoa seeds using five per cent moist sand impregnated with <i style="">Jalsakthi </i>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.
Description: 487-491
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8146
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(6) [November-December 2005]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
NPR 4(6) 487-491.pdf435.29 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.