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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 51 issue 6 (december 2017) : 556-561

Effect of integrated seed treatments on growth, seed yield and quality parameters in black gram [Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper]

G. Sathiya Narayanan, M. Prakash, V. Rajesh Kumar
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar-608 002, Tamil Nadu, India.
Cite article:- Narayanan Sathiya G., Prakash M., Kumar Rajesh V. (2017). Effect of integrated seed treatments on growth, seed yield andquality parameters in black gram [Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper]. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 51(6): 556-561. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4107.
Pulses are one of the most important legume crops in India contributing significantly high quality protein. Among the legumes, black gram (Vigna mungo L. Hepper), is an important legume crop in our country belonging to the family leguminoceae. The low productivity in pulses may be due to the fact that they are normally grown in marginal lands with inadequate soil moisture and poor fertility status. To increase yield under these circumstances, integrated seed treatment is given as a presowing treatment.   Hence, a study was attempted to find out the influence of integrated seed treatments on growth and yield parameters in black gram. The seeds of  black gram cv VBN 4 were subjected to  various seed  treatments and treated seeds along with the control were evaluated for their seed quality, growth, gas exchange and yield parameters both in laboratory and field trials. The study revealed that seeds fortified with MgSO4 + polykote + carbendazim + dimethoate + bioinoculant (Pseudomononas fluorescens) + Rhizobium + Azophos + pelleting with DAP recorded higher seed yield and other parameters when compared to control.
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