Standardization of duration for accelerated ageing in barnyard millet cv. CO2 and MDU 1

  • K. Sujatha Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


The study was carried out to identify the pattern of seed deterioration in barnyard millet. Physiological quality parameters were evaluated to predict their storability through accelerated ageing at 40 ± 1° C and 100 % RH for 12 days. Based on the physiological quality parameters the duration of ageing required to reach a germination percentage around 75% (IMSCS) was identified as nine days for CO 2 and eight days for MDU 1.

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