Vol 33 No 3 (2019)
Articles

Long-time storage of Pochota fendleri seeds with different packaging

Aline das Souza
Department of Biology, Instituto Federal de Roraima, Campus Amajari-Roraima
Oscar Jose Smiderle
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – Embrapa Roraima, Boa Vista – RR
Cassia Angela Pedrozo
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – Embrapa Roraima, Boa Vista – RR
Published October 29, 2019
Keywords
  • Germination,
  • PET,
  • plastic,
  • seed quality,
  • vigour
How to Cite
das Souza, A., Smiderle, O. J., & Pedrozo, C. A. (2019). Long-time storage of Pochota fendleri seeds with different packaging. Advances in Horticultural Science, 33(3), 327-332. https://doi.org/10.13128/ahs-23642

Abstract

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.

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