• M.K. Hasna Plant Pathology Division, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

    H.A. Begum Director (Research), Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh


An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of storage containers (tin container, polythene bag and gunny bag) on the quality (Moisture content, 1000-seed weight and germination percent) of tossa jute seed for two months storage at the Plant Pathology Laboratory, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology Universy, Dinajpur during the period from April to July, 2010. Tossa jute seeds were stored with moisture level of 12.2% in ambient condition. Moisture content of the seeds of tin container was found increased significantly to 12.9% from initial moisture content 12.2%. Seed moisture content of polythene bag and gunny bag also increased very significantly from 12.2 to 13.2% and 12.2 to 14.5%, respectively. Germination percentage decrease gradually from 82.00% to 70.00% in the seeds of polythene bag and 82.00% to 62.00% in gunny bag with high moisture content. However, slowly decreasing of germination from 82.00% to 75.00% was observed in the seeds of tin container with lower initial moisture content of 12.9% than that of gunny bag and polythene bag. Interaction effects were showed better performance with tin container than the others i.e. gunny bag and polythene bag.


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