Seed dryers for experiment stations, design, construction, and testing of a prototype

Ravindranath, K (1980) Seed dryers for experiment stations, design, construction, and testing of a prototype. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Mechanization of Field Experiments, 4-8 Aug 1980, Wageningen, The Netherlands .

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Abstract

In order to maintain viability and superior seed quality it is essential that seeds be stored in properly conditioned and safe storage facilities after drying to required mositure content. In case of germplasm and breeders' seed in an experiment station, it becomes all the more essential that seed drying and storage be carried out with utmost care since the seed involved is valuable and if lost cannot be reproduced. The moisture content of seed at harvest is too high to permit safe storage. The seed, therefore, has to be dried to safer levels of moisture for storing. Similarly material from yield trials is required to be brought to a uniform level of moisture for comparative analysis. In addition to seed, there are a number of plant samples that the researchers need to dry for analysis.

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Subjects: Others > Oil seeds
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2011 06:28
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2011 06:28
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5118
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