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Legume Research, volume 31 issue 3 (september 2008) : 206 - 209


J. Renugadevi, N. Natarajan, P. Srimathi
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, India
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Cite article:- Renugadevi J., Natarajan N., Srimathi P. (2024). INFLUENCE OF INORGANIC NUTRIENTS ON IMPROVING THE SEEDS AND SEEDLING QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF CLUSTER BEAN. Legume Research. 31(3): 206 - 209. doi: .
Studies were made on seed fortification treatment with micro and macronutrients viz., MgSO4,
MnSO4, FeSO4, ZnSO4, borax, KCl, KH2PO4 and Na2MoO4 in two different concentrations (0.5 and
1%) with the soaking durations of 3 and 6h along with water as control, revealed that seed fortification with 1% MgSO4 enhanced the seed germination by 13 per cent which was followed by 1% ZnSO4 (12 per cent), but the seeds fortified with 1% ZnSO4 enhanced the seedling vigour and field emergence better than 1% MgSO4. Hence, seed fortification with 1% ZnSO4 could be recommended for cluster bean as a pre-sowing seed invigourative treatment.
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