EFFICACY OF BOTANICALS IN IMPROVING THE SEEDS AND SEEDLING QUALITY CHARACTRISTICS OF CLUSTER BEAN

Article Id: ARCC2442 | Page : 164 - 168
Citation :- EFFICACY OF BOTANICALS IN IMPROVING THE SEEDS AND SEEDLING QUALITY CHARACTRISTICS OF CLUSTER BEAN.Legume Research-An International Journal.2008.(31):164 - 168
J. Renugadevi, N. Natarajan and P. Srimathi
Address : Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University ,Coimbatore-641 003, India

Abstract

Studies on botanical seed fortification treatments with prosopis (Prosopis juliflora),
tamarind (Tamarindus indica), moringa (Moringa olifera), Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdarifa),
pungam (Pongamia pinnata) and arappu (Albizia amara) in two different concentrations
(1and 2%) and two durations of soaking (3h and 6h) expressed that fortification with
prosopis, pungam and arappu at one and two per cent concentrations were superior than
the control in terms of germination, vigour and field emergence. The optimum duration for
seed fortification was 3h. Seed fortification with tamarind, moringa and hibiscus were not
effective for germination enhancement in cluster bean.

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