Crambe abyssinica Hoechst, from Brassicaceae family, is a promising plant for the biofuel production field. However for being a worldwide successful culture, it is necessary to be able to yield optimize, so it is interesting to be guaranteed of a good quality seeds and technologies use such as seed treatment, to achieved a good crop establishment in the early phase plant development. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the initial development of the crambe, treated seed with fungicide Carboxin + Thiram (Vitavax, Du Pont) in two growing seasons. The experiment was conducted in a protected environment, at Maringá State University, Umuarama campus, at Paraná State, Brazil. Delineation was completely randomized with two treatments and ten repetitions. It can be concluded that, the treatment can disrupt the initial plant development, in both years.
Key words: Crambe abyssinica, seed treatment, fungicide.
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