Effect of mid-storage corrective treatments on different vigour lots of soybean seed

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2015.00127.7    | Article Id: LR-3037 | Page : 419-421
Citation :- Effect of mid-storage corrective treatments on different vigour lots of soybean seed.Legume Research.2015.(38):419-421
T.N. Usha* and Malavika Dadlani drushatn@gmail.com
Address : Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi 110012 India.


Soybean (Glycine max) seeds are poor storers, mid storage corrective hydration and dehydration treatments viz., common bleach, catharanthus leaf powder, Trigonella powder, chilli powder, sand moist conditioning and sand moist conditioning soaking and drying were given to high, medium and low vigour seed lots of soybean. The performance of soybean seed was measured in terms of germination per cent and field emergence. Sand moist conditioning soaking and drying was most effective in enhancing germination and field emergence per cent irrespective of different vigour lots of soybean seed.The effect is more prominent in medium and low vigour lots.


Different vigour lots Germination Field emergence Mid storage corrective treatments.


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