Effects of packaging materials and storage environments on the storabiuty of groundnut seeds

Teh, Wei Win (2017) Effects of packaging materials and storage environments on the storabiuty of groundnut seeds. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

A lab experiment was conducted at the Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture, in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan. The objective of this study was to determine an acceptable storage environment and suitable packaging material for maintaining the viability and vigour of groundnut seeds. The experimental design was Completely Randomized Design (CRD) made up of three storage environment mainly cold room, refrigerator and ambient with groundnut seeds packaged differently into cloth and plastic packaging equally for four replications and treatment were expressed in 3 x 2 factorial design. Seed quality evaluation mainly germination test, seed moisture determination and standard germination vigour test was carried out every two weeks upon storage for 98 days. Results were analysed using SAS version 9.4 with two way ANOVA and significance among treatment means were analysed using Least Significant Difference (LSD) test at confidence level of 5%. Plastic packaging and cold room storage showed the best storage condition for groundnut seeds In terms of viability and seed moisture content throughout 98 days of storage period. However, viability at the end of storage was low at 49% and this indicates that groundnut seed has poor storability even when stored under low temperature with moisture proved packaging. Therefore, groundnut seeds should not be stored for longer periods due to high oil composition that makes it difficult to store.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plastic packaging , groundnut seeds , Margenta
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 23:32
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 23:32
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/24589

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