n Farmer’s Weekly - How to water-treat seed : vegetable production

Volume 2016, Issue 16027
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



It is sometimes advisable to treat seed in order to remove a pathogen, or as a precaution before sowing. For example, capsicums (chillies and peppers) often suffer from bacterial spot, a highly destructive disease that usually appears only on the growing crop well after transplanting. The most effective way to control the disease is to subject the seeds to a hot water treatment of 51°C for 30 minutes.

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