Maintenance of Vigour and Viability of Stored Pea

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1991
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Ramamoorthy, L.K.
Kalavathi, D.
Paramasivan, M.
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To determine the most efficacious midstorage hydration-dehydration treatment for pea seeds (Pisum sativum L.), cultivar Bonneville, three methods namely soaking-drying, moisture equilibration-drying and moist sand conditioning-drying each at varying durations were evaluated. Irrespective of the durations of treatment, soaking-drying proved injurious. Though all durations of moisture equilibration excepting 72 and 120 h outperformed the control, 48 h proved to be the best. Preconditioning with moist sand (5% moisture content) with seed at a ratio of 1:3 for seed and sand for different durations revealed 48 h to be the optimum. 72-96 h to be innocuous and longer periOds to be injuriOUS.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 56 (1-4), pp. 69-86
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