ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 65 Number 2
Viability and germination of soybean seeds in relation to pre-treatment with fungicides, period of storage and type of storage container. (106)
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.
Keywords: Germination; Viability; Soybean seeds; Fungicides; Storage