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Low-Cost Seed Storage Technologies

Tim Motis


Les deux déshydratants se sont avérés efficaces pour maintenir la teneur en humidité de référence des semences, mais seules les billes de séchage à la zéolite® ont réduit l’humidité des semences au fil du temps. L’oxyde de calcium est plus largement disponible (sous forme de chaux vive) que les billes de séchage à la zéolite® mais nécessite plus de chaleur pour être réutilisée—après saturation en humidité—que les billes de séchage à la zéolite®. Les billes de séchage à la zéolite®, au ratio utilisé dans l’essai, ont séché les semences au point où les pourcentages de germination finaux ont été affectés négativement.

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