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Termite-aided mesocarp removal of teak (Tectona grandis L.F.) fruits for enhanced agermination and cost-effective seed handling






Indian Forester 124(2): 134-140

Termite-aided mesocarp removal of teak (Tectona grandis L.F.) fruits for enhanced agermination and cost-effective seed handling

Termite-aided mesocarp removal of Teak fruits is an efficient pre-sowing treatment for early and enhanced germination. For termite-treatment, fruits were left heaped in open-ground infested with subterranean termites (Odontotermes guptai) and supplemented with dry twigs and sufficient moisture. The termites ate away entire mesocarp within 13 days leaving behind fruits with stony endocarp.


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