International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Seed Viability and Oil Content of Castor Bean (Ricinus communis L.) as Affected by Packaging Materials during Storage
Bambang Budi Santoso, IGM Arya Parwata, I Komang Damar Jaya

The use of a good and approviate packaging material can maintain seed quality during storage. The research aims was to investigate the effect of some packaging materials on the seed viability and oil content of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) during 12 months storage. The seeds were stored under room conditions using three different packaging materials, namely polypropylena plastic, rami (jute), and goni (cloth) bags. Samples were drawn monthly for seed viability test, water and oil content. The results showed that seed viability and oil content decreased during storage in all packaging materials. The best packaging material for better seed viability and oil content was polypropylena plastic bag. The bag still could maintain the seed viability above 80% after 12 month storage.

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