Removal of ergot sclerotia from seeds of pearl millet

Pathak, V.N. and Yadav, K.R. and Langkilde, N.E. and Mathur, S.B. (1984) Removal of ergot sclerotia from seeds of pearl millet. Seed Research, 12 (2). pp. 70-81.

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Claviceps fusiformis sclerotia were best removed from Pennisetum americanum seed by the Specific Gravity Table (described). Cleaning by this method was convenient, rapid, and cost effective. Efficiency of separation was reduced by a higher sclerotial content of samples. Although efficient cleaning was also achieved by dipping samples in 20% salt sol. and scooping away the sclerotia, this method proved cumbersome, slow, more expensive and it reduced seed germination and seedling growth

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology, Sukhadia University, Jobner 303329, India
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 08:59
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 08:59

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