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Agricultural Reviews, volume 40 issue 2 (june 2019) : 136-142

Seed Priming: An old empirical technique with new contemporary perspectives in respect to Pisum sativum L: A review

Lokesh Gour, R.S. Ramakrishnan, Nitesh Kumar Panwar, Radheshyam Sharma, Nidhi Pathak, G.K. Koutu
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Cite article:- Gour Lokesh, Ramakrishnan R.S., Panwar Kumar Nitesh, Sharma Radheshyam, Pathak Nidhi, Koutu G.K. (2019). Seed Priming: An old empirical technique with new contemporary perspectives in respect to Pisum sativum L: A review. Agricultural Reviews. 40(2): 136-142. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1906.
Pea is a small duration pulse crop which gives a different performance in field emergence and seed yield at different soil type and environment. Major factors that deteriorate pea yield are a fungal infection at germination, low nodules formation and slow food stimulation process to seeds. For surpassing such a problem, seed priming is the best solution. Seed priming is of many types depending upon the priming material like chemicals, bio-agents, water, nanoparticles, radiations, growth hormones and many more. Using different priming technique, seed’s hormonal and metabolomic process can be altered and managed in a positive way, resulting in better germination and appropriate plant stand with greater biological and seed yield. This review deals with different priming techniques and their effect on pea crop’s germination, phenological and yield attributing traits for getting good crop establishment and better yield performance.
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