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Seed Invigouration Techniques – Important Tool for Sustainable Agriculture – A Review
Geetika Singh1*, Richa2 and M.L. Sharma3
1Assistant Professor, MCM DAV College for Women, Sector-36 A, Chandigarh – 160 036, India
2Professor, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh – 160 014, India
3Professor Emeritus, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh – 160 014, India
*Corresponding author

Seed treatment refers to the application of certain agents physical, chemical or biological to the seed prior to sowing in order to suppress, control or repel pathogens, insects and other pests that attack seeds, seedlings or plants and it ranges from a basic dressing to coating and pelleting. Losses in seed quality occur during field weathering, harvesting and storage. Rapid deterioration occurs due to these environmental conditions make very difficult to maintain its viability during storage. Invigouration treatments that include both presowing and pre storage treatments. Pre sowing that includes Infusion, Fortification and Osmopriming with various bioactive chemicals, are known to improve the seed performance. Pre storage includes Pelleting and hardening proved to be very effective for seed vigour. Lack of awareness to seed treatments at farmer’s level is one of the limiting factors in its management and therefore efforts should be made at farmer’s level to contain the technology. Keeping the all above facts in mind, selected seed treatment technologies with their improvement and significance will be discussed in this review.

Keywords: Fortification,Hardening,Infusion,Osmopriming,Pelleting
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Singh, G., Richa, Sharma, M. L., 2017. Seed invigouration techniques – Important tool for sustainable agriculture – A review.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 4(1): 119-122. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.401.015
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