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Best way to keep seeds safe

Best way to keep seeds safe

लेखक - Dr. Pramod Murari | 29/8/2021

In our country, instead of buying seeds from the market, many farmers store the seeds of the previous crop. But at times the stored seeds start getting spoiled. To protect the seeds from spoilage, farmers use many types of harmful chemicals. Due to which the seeds remain safe but it proves to be harmful for health. To avoid this problem, the scientists of our country have found a safe way to store seeds without using harmful chemicals. Let us get to know in detail about this topic.

How does turmeric keep seeds safe?

  • Turmeric contains curcumin, which is bitter.

  • Due to bitterness, insects, fungi, bacteria, etc.

Method of keeping seeds safe by applying turmeric

  • First dry the seeds thoroughly.

  • The seed can be stored if the seed has 10% moisture content.

  • Now store by adding 4 grams of turmeric powder per kilogram of seeds.

Benefits of using turmeric during seed storage

  • Seeds can be stored for 1 year without the use of harmful chemicals.

  • Sometimes farmers also use the seeds for food when the quantity of seeds is high. Seeds preserved by applying chemicals are injurious to health. At the same time, there is no harm in consuming the seeds kept after applying turmeric powder.

  • There is a reduction in the expenditure on chemicals and various medicines.

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