IMPROVEMENT IN SEED GERMINATION BY CHEMICAL HARDENING IN BLACKGRAM

Article Id: ARCC3774 | Page : 311 - 312
Citation :- IMPROVEMENT IN SEED GERMINATION BY CHEMICAL HARDENING IN BLACKGRAM.Legume Research-An International Journal.2005.(28):311 - 312
P. Srimathi and K. Sujatha·
Address : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, India

Abstract

An attempt was made to identify a suitable and effective chemicals for seed hardening and improving the seed germination under drought conditions. The chemicals used for seed hardening were KCl 1%, KH2PO4 1%, CaCl2 1%, KCl + KH2PO4 + CaCl2 (1:1:1), NaCl 1%, FeSO4 0.5%, FeSO4 1%, GA3 100 ppm, KNO3 0.5%, Kinetin 100 ppm, IAA 100 ppm, IBA 100 ppm, water and control. Among the chemicals, seed hardening with KCl 1% improved the seed germination (94%) and other quality parameters, compared to control (82%).

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