EFFECT OF STORAGE CONDITIONS ON SEED DORMANCY AND VIGOR OF NEWLY DEVELOPED RICE VARIETIES

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dc.contributor.author RATHNAYAKA, R.M.S.N.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-29T09:43:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-29T09:43:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other UWU/EAG/13/0028
dc.identifier.uri http://www.erepo.lib.uwu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/6649/UWULD%20EAG%2013%200028-15052019083926.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
dc.description.abstract Inappropriate storage conditions and seed dormancy affect the seed quality resulting poor germination and loss of vigor. A study was conducted to identify the effect of storage conditions on seed vigor and dormancy of newly developed rice varieties. The experiment was laid down in a split plot design with four replicates. Harvested seeds of 24 varieties were dried and stored at two storage conditions viz. cold storage (18-20 °C) and ambient (30-32 °C) separately. The duration for dormancy of each variety was considered as the period from harvest till germination reached up to 85% and determined using the germination test at one week interval. Seed vigor was investigated by electrical conductivity test and cold test. There was an interaction between storage condition and variety (P<0.05) for dormancy period. There was a significant effect of storage condition for seed vigor and dormancy. No significant differences (P>0.05) in vigor index between two storage conditions were observed. Varietal variation was observed from dormancy, conductivity and vigor index. Bw12-574, Rathusuduru and Ldl 1-7-3-1 showed longer dormancy periods under cold (90-100 days) and ambient (48-83 days) storage. At13- 3048, At373, Bg15-520 and Ld12-6-22-1 showed shorter dormancy periods under cold and ambient storage (32-62 and 20-27days respectively). Bw272-6b, Rathusuduru and Ld12-6-22-1 showed less vigor due to high conductivity values (0.08-0.24 dS M-1) and Bw272-6b, Rathusuduru and Bw14-509 showed less vigor due to lower vigor indexes (18.5-22.2). At13-1543, At13-3791, WAS4-2-3 were considered as high vigor varieties due to lower conductivity value (0.05-0.12 dS m-1) and higher vigor indexes (27.2-25.5). Since cold storage increases dormancy period it can be recommended for rice seeds with shorter dormancy period to store them longer without breaking the dormancy. Results of this study revealed the importance of manipulating storage conditions to enhance seed vigor and lengthen the dormancy. Keywords: Dormancy, Rice, Storage, Variety, Vigor en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/EAG/13/0028
dc.subject Export Agriculture Degree Programme (EAG) en_US
dc.title EFFECT OF STORAGE CONDITIONS ON SEED DORMANCY AND VIGOR OF NEWLY DEVELOPED RICE VARIETIES en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – EAG 2017 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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