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International Journal of Agricultural Research
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 293 - 304

Dielectric Properties of Some Oil Seeds at Different Concentration of Moisture Contents and Micro-fertilizer

Satyendra Pratap Singh, Pradeep Kumar, Rajiv Manohar and J.P. Shukla    

Abstract: Dielectric constant (ε’), dielectric loss (ε”) and conductivity (σ) of some oil seeds (namely Brassica Compestris Yellow and Black) have been measured over the range of temperature 15- 45°C with varying frequency from 5 KHz to 10 MHz. The effect of change in the moisture content and varying concentration of micro-fertilizers on dielectric properties has been studied. Both the dielectric constant and conductivity were found to increase with increase in moisture level and also with increasing concentration of micro-fertilizer. The dielectric parameters show a decreasing trend with increase in frequency. The dielectric constant, dielectric loss and the conductivity of the dead seed has also been measured and compared for both the varieties.

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