Influence of priming with exogenous boron on the seed vigour of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

DOI: 10.18805/LR-449    | Article Id: LR-449 | Page : 795-799
Citation :- Influence of priming with exogenous boron on the seed vigour of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):795-799
F.S. Xia, Y.C. Wang, H.S. Zhu, J.Y. Ma, Y.Y. Yang, R. Tian and K.H. Dong dongkuanhu@126.com
Address : College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi Province-030 801, China.
Submitted Date : 26-08-2018
Accepted Date : 16-01-2019

Abstract

Alfalfa seeds were primed with 0, 0.1 %, 0.3 %, 0.6 %, 1.2 %, 2.4 % and 4.8 % (W/V) concentration of borax solution for 0 (control), 3, 6, 9 and 12 h at 20°C. The results showed that the vigour of alfalfa seeds were very significantly (P < 0.01) related to boron concentration, priming time and their interaction, they were enhanced by the opportune concentration of boron priming, but were restrained by high concentration of boron. Priming with 0.1 % boron for 6 h was the best treatment for using to improve the seed vigour of alfalfa.

Keywords

Alfalfa Boron Germination Seedling growth Seed priming.

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