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Engineering properties of grass seeds are most important for the development of post-harvest mechanization and operations. Therefore engineering properties of fluffy as well as true seeds were determined in view of its important in development of post-harvest mechanization. The mean values of length, width, thickness, arithmetic mean diameter, geometric mean diameter, sphericity, surface area, volume, thousands seed mass and bulk density of fluffy Deenanath grass seed were observed in the range of 5.23-7.17 mm, 2.10-3.44 mm, 1.17-2.49 mm, 3.07- 4.13 mm, 2.53- 3.69 mm,  41.01-60.13 %, 19.12-43.70 mm2, 3.70-18.24 mm3, 0.789-0.849 g and 7.41-7.89 kg/m3 respectively. However, for true seeds of Deenanath grass, the range of these values varied from 2.23-2.65 mm, 0.69-0.95 mm, 0.47-0.69 mm, 1.16-1.40 mm, 0.93-1.17 mm,  38.69-47.33 %, 2.67-4.31 mm2, 3.60-9.64 mm3, 0.468-0.488 g and 602.97-624.29 kg/m3 respectively moisture level of 9 % db. Determined properties of fluffy as well as true seeds of Deenanath would be utilized to develop threshing, cleaning, grading, seed storage and packaging operations and machineries.

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Defluffing Deenanath Fluffy Moisture content physical characteristics True seeds Engineering properties

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Sheshrao Kautkar, ICAR-CIRCOT Mumbai (MH), India

ICAR-CIRCOT Mumbai (MH), India

How to Cite
Singh, S. K. ., Kautkar, S. ., & Patil, A. (2021). Impact of engineering properties of grass seeds in developing post-harvest operations and machineries. Environment Conservation Journal, 22(3), 395–399. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2021.22345

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