Analyzing the Mycoflora Associated with the Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) Seeds under Various Storage Circumstances

Ajay Kumar Patel *

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Raipur Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur 492012, India.

Monika Naik

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Raipur Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur 492012, India.

Kiran Netam

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Raipur Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur 492012, India.

Gote Sachin Shankar

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Raipur Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur 492012, India.

Aradhana Singh Paikra

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Raipur Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Raipur 492012, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) is a popular pulse consumed throughout the world. It has a balanced nutritional profile containing considerable levels of bioactive compounds, proteins, dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. As a result, it becomes important to produce and store it. The primary goal of this study is to determine the losses caused by seed storage and to select appropriate alternatives that will minimize those losses. To determine the optimal solution through this investigation, a variety of containers have been employed to preserve seeds against mycoflora. This study looked at the test weight of the seeds, their ability to germinate, and the fungus that was present. The major finding of this investigation under various storage conditions (using ten containers for storage) the percentage of 1000 seed weight was maximum in gunny bags (10.76%) while the lowest weight was gained in glass pots (5.25%). The germination percentage of seed under different storage conditions revealed that maximum was observed in Glass pot (94.69%) over 120 days while, minimum of gunny bag (91.31%) and the germination percentage gradually decreased from 30 DAS to 120 DAS. A. flavus, A. niger, Rhizopus spp., Penicillium spp. under storage condition increased from 30 DAS to 120 DAS while Alternaria spp., Macrophomina spp., Fusarium spp. and Trichoderma spp. gradually decreased under different periods of the interval of storage.

Keywords: Storage condition, storage fungi, field fungi, germination and moisture percentage


How to Cite

Patel, A. K., Naik, M., Netam, K., Shankar, G. S., & Paikra, A. S. (2024). Analyzing the Mycoflora Associated with the Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) Seeds under Various Storage Circumstances. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(5), 412–424. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i54538

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