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Legume Research, volume 45 issue 9 (september 2022) : 1171-1177

Influence of Seed Biopriming with Microbial Inoculants on Seed Quality Parameters in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merril]

Pramod Sharma, Arun Bhatt, Rajesh Kanwar
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-173 230, Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted10-01-2020|

  • Accepted01-05-2020|

  • First Online 18-06-2020|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4318

Cite article:- Sharma Pramod, Bhatt Arun, Kanwar Rajesh (2022). Influence of Seed Biopriming with Microbial Inoculants on Seed Quality Parameters in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merril]. Legume Research. 45(9): 1171-1177. doi: 10.18805/LR-4318.
The present investigation was carried out in the Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Forestry, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand during 2015. A laboratory experiment was conducted to find out the influence of bio-priming on seed germination and seedling vigour. Seed germination was reported maximum for Psf-173 (93.66%) while minimum was reported for control (65.66%). Seed vigour parameter viz. root length (11.01 cm), shoot length (7.96 cm), seedling length (18.98 cm), fresh weight (8.00 g) and dry weight (1.31 g), vigour index I (1666.80)  and vigour index II (115.56)  was found higher for PSB treatment. Shilajeet variety had recorded significant higher values for most of the germination and vigour parameters. Shilajeet bio-primed with PSB attained higher values for majority of the quality parameters. Under laboratory condition results suggested that seed germination and seed vigour were greatly affected by different bio-agents. Among all the bio-agents, PSB showed positive influence on most of the quality parameter. However, other bio-agents had also showed significant effect over control.
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