Long-time storage of Pochota fendleri seeds with different packaging
- seed quality,
Copyright (c) 2019 Aline das Souza, Oscar Jose Smiderle, Cassia Angela Pedrozo
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the vigour and physiological quality of seeds of Pochota fendleri in two weight classes, stored in different types of packaging over a period of 28 months. The experimental design was completely randomised, with treatments arranged in a 2 x 3 x 4 factorial scheme (2 seed sizes x 3 types of packaging x 4 storage periods), with four replications. The stored seeds were evaluated for germination percentage and germination speed index every six months up to 28 months. At 28 months, the percentage incidence of fungi on the seeds was also determined. The seeds of Pochota fendleri remain viable and of high quality for a period of 28 months storage. A PET bottle kept in the refrigerator is recommended to store Pochota fendleri seeds.