INFLUENCE OF INORGANIC NUTRIENTS ON IMPROVING THE SEEDS AND SEEDLING QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF CLUSTER BEAN

Article Id: ARCC2452 | Page : 206 - 209
Citation :- INFLUENCE OF INORGANIC NUTRIENTS ON IMPROVING THE SEEDS AND SEEDLING QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS OF CLUSTER BEAN.Legume Research-An International Journal.2008.(31):206 - 209
J. Renugadevi, N. Natarajan and P. Srimathi
Address : Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, India

Abstract

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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