1. How to submit my research paper? What’s the process of publication of my paper?
The journal receives submitted manuscripts via email only. Please submit your research paper in .doc or .pdf format to the submission email: joaat@ejournal.net.
2. Can I submit an abstract?
The journal publishes full research papers. So only full paper submission should be considered for possible publication...[Read More]

Investigation on the Effect of Various Storage Conditions on the Quality of Two Upland Varieties

Suntaree Thapmanee and Siraprapa Brooks
School of Science, Mae Fah Luang University, 333 Moo1, Thasud, Muang, Chiang Rai, 57100, Thailand
Abstract—Upland rice (Oryza sativa) is an important staple crop especially for farmers in rural poverty areas. Low temperature and low humidity is an ideal condition for storage of the seed; however, most upland rice growers have low income resulting in an impossible way to store seeds in ideal conditions. In this study, we monitored seed quality from seeds that were stored in four storage conditions for fourteen months. Seeds from both varieties were able to maintain their quality in all storage conditions until seven months after harvested. This suggests that it is acceptable to store seeds at room temperature if the seeds will be used before seven months after they were harvested. On the other hand, seeds that were stored in room temperature with silica gel, 4°C and 4°C with silica gel were able to maintain their quality (86.70, 90.00% viability and 67.50, 69.25% germination) until twelve months after they were harvested. Interestingly, no significant difference found in ‘Knaow Jhaow Doi’ seeds that were stored at those conditions at twelve months after harvested. Therefore, low humidity without controlling temperature can be an alternative way to store upland rice. Because this storage method is easy to handle, and is suitable for upland rice growers.

Index Terms—upland rice, seed quality, storage condition, seed germination test, viability test

Cite:  Suntaree Thapmanee and Siraprapa Brooks, "Investigation on the Effect of Various Storage Conditions on the Quality of Two Upland Varieties," Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 259-263, September 2017. Doi: 10.18178/joaat.4.3.259-263
Copyright © 2012-2015 Journal of Advanced Agricultural Technologies, All Rights Reserved