DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.09.044
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Terumi Nishioka, Yuichiro Takai, Shinichi Kusakari, Mitsuo Kawaradani, Kiyotsugu Okada, Hideo Tanimoto, Tatsuya Misawa

Abstract: Potential crop diseases and yield loss occur due to seed-borne plant pathogens; therefore, the control of these pathogens is an important issue in food production. Seed disinfection is one of the basic control measures for these diseases. Plasma treatment has been widely used for the sterilization of medical instruments and treatment of material surfaces, but its application to agricultural products has just started in recent years. In this study, authors evaluated the effect of atmospheric gas plasma on the i…

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