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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 6 (december 2019) : 795-799

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

F.S. Xia, Y.C. Wang, H.S. Zhu, J.Y. Ma, Y.Y. Yang, R. Tian, K.H. Dong
1College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi Province-030 801, China.
  • Submitted26-08-2018|

  • Accepted16-01-2019|

  • First Online 30-04-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-449

Cite article:- Xia F.S., Wang Y.C., Zhu H.S., Ma J.Y., Yang Y.Y., Tian R., Dong K.H. (2019). Influence of priming with exogenous boron on the seed vigour of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Legume Research. 42(6): 795-799. doi: 10.18805/LR-449.
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.
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