Low Relative Humidity Cold Storage | Maintaining Seed Viability

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Low Relative Humidity (RH) Cold Storage

Humidity and temperature control are critical factors in cold storage. Especially for seed storage, optimum conditions are necessary to maintain viability, avoid discoloration, fungus growth, and toxin production. Even in a dormant state, seeds continue to undergo metabolic processes, which is also known as ageing. If the humidity is too high, ageing or deterioration can start whereas too low humidity can lead to a decline in the viability or vigour of the seed. That is why the external environment plays a key role in the prolonged or long-term storage of seeds.

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