EFFECT OF GLOW DISCHARGE PLASMA ON GERMINATION AND FUNGAL LOAD OF SOME CEREAL SEEDS


Brasoveanu M., Nemtanu M. R. , Surdu-Bob C., Karaca G. , Erper I.

ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSICS, cilt.67, ss.617-624, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.617-624

Özet

Glow discharge plasma was applied on barley and corn seeds in order to decrease the number of seed-borne fungi. It was found that the fungal loads of the seeds of both plant species decreased with the increasing exposure times of plasma. The initial germination and seed growth characteristics evolution together with the fungal load inactivation indicated that glow discharge could be applied as a pre-treatment of seeds in order to improve cereal crops.