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Hot water treatment of crucifer seed



Hot water treatment of crucifer seed



Malaysian Agricultural Journal 52(3): 228-239



Brassica chinensis and B. rapa seeds were treated in hot water at 50.degree. C for 25 min, air dried and dusted with fungicide at 3 g fungicide/100 g seed. Three-gram lots of seed containing .apprx. 150 seeds/lot were sealed in polythene bags and stored under 3 conditions, deep freeze (-10.degree. C), incubator (7.degree. C) and room temperature (29.degree.-30.degree. C). The hot water treatment apparently did not have any deleterious effect on seed germination and viability; instead it resulted in higher percentage germination over a longer period of time as compared to the control. Treated seed of the varieties tested can be stored at 7.degree. C and -10.degree. C for at least a year.

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