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Effect of storage containers on the viability of Tectona grandis seeds from different provenances of Madhya Pradesh



Effect of storage containers on the viability of Tectona grandis seeds from different provenances of Madhya Pradesh



Vaniki Sandesh 18(4): 32-37



Germination data collected after storage periods of 1 and 6 months, and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years, showed that seeds retained viability for longer and germinated better when stored in air-tight metal containers rather than in loose bags. Germination increased over the first 6 months of storage (indicating initial dormancy) and then started decreasing. Seeds collected from more moist localities had a higher initial germination percentage, but lost viability faster.

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