Studies on Development of Seed Coloring Standards in Paddy and Maize uri icon


  • The investigations on tho effect of seed colouring on paddy and maize seeds encompassing 25 dyes were conducted to identify non-deleterious and deleterious dyes based on their effect on seed quality. The dyes namely Rhodamme-B, Fast green and Fuchsme in order of preference both for paddy and maize are the best dyes for seed colouring at 0.75% concentration. In this paper the possibility of developing colour standards for paddy and matfe seeds and their resultant implications for Indian seed industry has been discussed

publication date

  • 2006