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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 38 issue 3 (september 2018) : 205-208

Influence of seed priming methods on growth, yield attributes and seed yield of desi chickpea under acidic soils

Jamkhogin Lhungdim, Th. Tejmani Singh, K. Nandini Devi, N. Anando Singh, Yumnam Sanatombi Devi
1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795 004, Manipur, India.
Cite article:- Lhungdim Jamkhogin, Singh Tejmani Th., Devi Nandini K., Singh Anando N., Devi Sanatombi Yumnam (2018). Influence of seed priming methods on growth, yield attributes and seed yield of desi chickpea under acidic soils. Agricultural Science Digest. 38(3): 205-208. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4783.
A field experiment was conducted at College of Agriculture, CAU, Imphal (Manipur) to evaluate the effect of priming methods and sowing depth of desi chickpea variety JG-14 during rabi season of 2014-15 and 2015-16 with two factors viz, priming methods (Distilled water, Mannitol, NaCl and KNO3) and sowing depth (5 cm, 7.5 cm and 10 cm). Hydro-primed seeds of chickpea sown at 10 cm recorded significantly highest growth parameters, yield attributes and seed yield (852.73 kg/ha) while, lowest grain yield was recorded in NaCl primed seeds with 5 cm sowing depth. Higher root length and root dry matter were obtained from the plants primed with KNO3 with sowing depth of 7.5 cm while hydro-primed seeds sown at 5 cm exhibited earliest germination whereas, hydro-primed seeds sown at 10cm recorded the highest field emergence (75.42%). Highest net return and B:C ratio (1.38) was obtained with hydro-priming and sowing depth of 10 cm could be recommended for desi chick pea in North eastern region.
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