Seeds of soybean cv JS 72-44 were stored from January to July 1984 in four different types of container after
treatment with different seed-dressing fungicides or their combinations; germination and seedling mortality
were tested at intervals of two months. Pre-treatment with all tested combinations of fungicides significantly
improved germination, and all of them were equally effective. The treatments significantly reduced
post-emergence mortality, with Thiram combined with Bavistin being the most effective. Germination was
reduced with the lapse of storage time from January to July. The type of storage container, gunny bags, cloth
bags, HDP fertilizer bags and tin containers, had no significant effect on seed viability.