Review on Seed Process and Storage Condition in Relation to Seed Moisture and Ecological Factor

Midekesa Chala


Seed processing is to achieve clean, pure seeds of high physiological quality (germinability) which can be stored and easily handled during succeeding processes, such as pretreatment, transport and sowing. Seed storage serve as a buffer between demand and production and has a regular turn over stores for conservation of genetic resources in addition to maintain the viability of the seed at the highest level possible after storage period. The two most important factors affecting seed longevity are seed moisture content and seed temperature. As a general rule, each 1% reduction in seed moisture doubles the life of the seeds. To protect from premature germination and seed pests, seeds should be dried as quickly as possible to less than 14% seed moisture and should be stored below this moisture content at all times.

Keywords: seed, seed processing, storage, treatment


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