Effect of bio-fertilizer (Rhizobium) coating on chickpea seed damage.

Raghavendra, V. and Mani, I. and Reddy, M. and Ramesh , B. (2012) Effect of bio-fertilizer (Rhizobium) coating on chickpea seed damage. Environment and Ecology, 30 (3C). pp. 1042-1044.

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Abstract

Seed drill is the machine which is used for metering of seeds in the soil. The metering mechanism is heart of any sowing machine, but some mechanical forces will act during metering of seed which may cause seed damage which is indirectly affect the yield. Bio-fertilizer which is used in pulse crop to enhance the yield of pulse crop. The Rhizobium inoculants were used for chickpea coating. To test the visible and invisible seed damage different metering mechanisms made up of different materials i.e.nylon, wooden and mild steel were used. These metering mechanisms were tested in testing laboratory on sticky belt method. These metering rollers were tested for both uncoated and coated chickpea seed. For uncoated seed average seed damage in nylon, wooden and mild steel rollers were 6.16, 7.28 and 12.30% respectively. For coated seed average seed damage in nylon, wooden and mild steel rollers were 7.56, 8.38 and 13.98% respectively.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Engineering, IARI, New Delhi 110 012, India.
Subjects: Plant Protection
Postharvest Management
Social Sciences > Postharvest Management
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 06:56
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 06:57
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8527

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