African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of storage materials on seed quality and health in Jute variety O-9897

S. M. A. Haque
  • S. M. A. Haque
  • Plant Pathology Department, Pest Management Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
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Md. S. Ali
  • Md. S. Ali
  • SSO, BJRI, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
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M. M. Ali
  • M. M. Ali
  • SSO, BJRI, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
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M. A. Rahman
  • M. A. Rahman
  • Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
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I. Hossain
  • I. Hossain
  • Department of Plant Pathology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
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  •  Received: 09 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 26 April 2015
  •  Published: 21 May 2015

Abstract

The experiments were conducted in Jute Agriculture Experimental Station (JAES) and Kishoregonj Regional Station (KRS) of BJRI during the period April 2012 to January 2013. The present study was carried out with the objective was to find out suitable storage materials for quality jute seeds and fibre production. Six different types of containers viz. tin pot, plastic pot, poly bag, gunny bag lined with polythene, cloth bag, and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) innovated poly bag were used for the present study. Seeds stored in tin pot had the best performance in respect of germination, plant height, plant/m2, base diameter, number of branch, number of pod, stick yield, fibre yield and seed yield. Health condition of seeds were also superior compared to other storage materials. The highest total disease incidence (12.84%) at KRS was recorded by using seeds of plastic pot. Lowest disease incidence (6.35%) was observed at KRS by using seeds stored in tin pot. The highest fibre yield (2.98 ton/ha), stick yield (5.91 ton/ha) and seed yield (368.44 kg/ha) were recorded by using seeds of tin pot. Quality of jute seeds can be maintained by storage in tin pot and proper moisture content (9.5%).

 

Key words: Container, disease, seed quality.