• P Shankara

      Articles written in Proceedings – Plant Sciences

    • Wind-tunnel estimation of fungi colonizing sorghum seed from field to storage

      P Shankara A Ramalingam

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      Microbial loads of sorghum seeds were estimated using a wind tunnel at 3 successive stages; mid ripe, threshing and storage. Very high concentration of field fungi viz.,Curvularia, Drechslera, Fusarium, Phoma andSphacelotheca sorghi were recorded from seeds at threshing stage, whereas their populations decreased during storage. Storage fungi such asPenicillium andAspergillus increased considerably after storage. High concentration of microbes were released even with least agitation.

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