Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
February 2019 Vol. 8(2): pp. 077-085
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Seedling Parameters of Some Maize Hybrids as affected by Seed Storage Periods, Conditions and Materials

Kandil A. A.1, Sharief A.E1,2 and Sayed A.A.,3

1Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University, Egypt

1,2 Corresponding Author: Prof. Ali Sharief Agronomy Dept., Fac. of Agric., Mansoura University, Egypt, 35516 El-Mansoura, Egypt.

1,,2,,3 Central Administration for Seed certification (CASC), Ministry of Agriculture, Egypt.

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Accepted 16 February, 2019



In order to investigate influenced seedling parameters of some maize hybrids i.e. Giza 176, Giza 168 and Giza 167 during aging in different packaging materials i.e. plastic, cloth and prepare bags under two storage conditions i.e. refrigerator at 4ºC ± 1 and incubator condition at 20ºC ± 1 at eight different storage periods of 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24 months. The studied seedling parameters were shoot length, root length, shoot fresh weight, root fresh weight, shoot dry weight and root dry weight were estimated. The results revealed that shoot length, root length, shoot fresh weight, root fresh weight, shoot dry weight and root dry weight decreased with increased of storage period. The highest averages of studied characters were obtained at the control treatment. Maize hybrids stored in plastic bags were affected due to storage but the effects were more pronounced in the plastic bags as compared to cloth bags. It could be stated that Giza 176 hybrid exceeded the other cultivars in shoot length, root length, seedling fresh weight and seedling dry weight. Storage under refrigerator conditions at 4ºC ± 1 exceeded storage under incubator condition in all studied seedling parameters. Results clearly showed that shoot length, root length, shoot fresh weight, root fresh weight, shoot dry weight and root dry weight significantly affected by the varies interactions.

Keywords: Maize hybrids, packaging materials, storage conditions and periods, seedling parameters.








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