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Seed Assign.

Seed Assign.

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Submitted to Jimma University, Collage of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine forthe Course Vegetable Seed Science and Technology
By: - Sintayehu MusieID. No. 06181/01April, 2009Jimma, Ethiopia
FACTORS AFFECTING VEGETABLESSEED STORAGE LIFE
 
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1. Introduction................................................................................................................12. Vegetable Seed Storage...............................................................................................22.1. Long-term storage:................................................................................................22.2. Short-term storage:...............................................................................................23. Reasons for Vegetable seed Storage.............................................................................34. Factors Influencing the Life Span of vegetable Seeds..................................................44.1. Internal Factors.....................................................................................................44.2. Hard Seed.............................................................................................................54.3. Pre-harvest Field and Mechanical Factors.............................................................54.4. Seed Maturity.......................................................................................................54.5. Relative Humidity and temperature.......................................................................64.6. Seed Moisture.......................................................................................................64.7. Temperature.........................................................................................................74.9. Illumination..........................................................................................................84.8. Genetic Factors.....................................................................................................84.10. Presence of Micro flora.......................................................................................95. Controlling the Storage Environment.........................................................................105.1. Construction of Seed Store..................................................................................105.2. Temperature Control...........................................................................................105.3. Control of Seed Moisture....................................................................................106. Types of seed storage................................................................................................116.1. Open seed Storage (with out Humidity or temperature Control)..........................116.2. Cryogenic Storage..............................................................................................116.3. Hermetic Storage................................................................................................126.4. Conditioned Storage...........................................................................................127. Summary and Conclusions........................................................................................13Appendix 1....................................................................................................................15References.....................................................................................................................16
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Table 1. Approximate Years of Storage Life of Seeds under Cool, Dry Conditions……3
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Appendix 1.
 
Relative life Expectancy of Vegetable seeds stored under favorable conditions…..15
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