About the Practice

The farmers store urad and legumes like chickpea and peas in this way.Thus the seeds can be stored for a longer time. Mix the seeds with ash and then smear with mustard (Brassica juncea) oil.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: S H Khan
Agro-Ecological Zone: UP-4 Central Plain Zone
Address: Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
District: Kanpur
State: Uttar Pradesh
PIN Code 208001

Practice Details

Formulation: Ash and then smear with mustard (Brassica juncea) oil.
Ingredients: Ash and mustard (Brassica juncea) oil.

PAS 1:

"Seeds of wheat (Triticumaestivum L.) were coated with a range of vegetable oils before sowing, in an effort to provide a hydrophobic coating that would only dissolve or wash away in the presence of sufficient water to maintain continued seedling growth. Germination of oil-treated seeds was reduced by 20–50% and time to 50% emergence was increased by two to five days. Treating pesticide-coated seeds with vegetable oil further decreased germination and extended time to emergence. Oil treatment did not decrease water uptake or affect seed respiration. Degree of saturation and linoleic
acid:oleic acid ratio were not correlated with the effects of the various oils. The decreased germination and delayed emergence associated with the oil treatment were probably due to physiological rather than physical factor. [Effect of the Treatment of Wheat Seeds with Vegetable Oils on Germination and Emergence]"

PAS 2:

"The present study was conducted to determine the effect of wood ash application on different parameters of Brassica napus L. including seed germination, seedling growth, fresh and dry biomass, water content in seedlings, photosynthetic pigments, soluble sugars, total protein and cell viability. In addition, the effect of wood ash on soil microflora and accumulation of trace elements in seedlings were determined. The seeds of B. napus were grown at different doses of wood ash (0, 1, 10, 25, 50 and 100 g (wood ash)/kg (soil)) and the effect on various parameters was determined. Wood ash significantly inhibited seed germination at doses above 25 g/kg and there was no germination at 100 g/kg of wood ash. At lower concentrations of wood ash, most of the growth parameters of seedlings were stimulated, but at higher concentrations of wood ash most of the studied parameters were adversely affected. Wood ash was found to be very detrimental to B. napus when applied above 25 g/kg. Wood ash application resulted in an increased bioaccumulation of trace elements in seedlings of B. napus. Almost all trace elements were significantly higher in seedlings grown in wood ash above 10 g/kg as compared to the control. An increase in total microbial count was observed with wood ash treatment which was statistically significant at 1 and 10 g/kg of wood ash. It is concluded that at very high concentration, wood ash can be detrimental to plants; however, its application at lower application rate can be recommended. [Farhat Murad, Waheed Khan, Imran Mian, Ishaq Ahmad & Rahman, Hazir Adnan, Muhammad Azizullah, Azizullah. (2015). Effect of wood ash application on the morphological, physiological and biochemical parameters of Brassica napus L. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 95. 10.1016/j.plaphy.2015.06.017.]" "

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/533 - Practice ID: KNW0010000001211

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