Effect of Boron Priming on the Seed Vigour in Different Varieties of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

DOI: 10.18805/LR-484    | Article Id: LR-484 | Page : 415-420
Citation :- Effect of Boron Priming on the Seed Vigour in Different Varieties of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2020.(43):415-420
F.S. Xia, Y.C. Wang, F. Wang, C.C. Wang, H.S. Zhu, M. Liu, Y.M. Huai, K.H. Dong dqlxfs8583@163.com
Address : College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi Province 030801, China.
Submitted Date : 8-03-2019
Accepted Date : 12-05-2020

Abstract

This experiment was designed to determine the influence of boron priming on seed vigour in thirteen varieties of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Alfalfa seeds were primed with 1.8% (W/V) concentration of borax solution for 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 24 h at 20°C. The results showed that the original vigour of alfalfa seeds was disparate in thirteen varieties and there were highly significant (P<0.01) differences observed in both varieties and priming time and their interactions on the vigour of the seeds. Alfalfa seeds of WL525HQ and WL656HQ might be more sensitive to boron toxicity, but seeds of WL298HQ, WL343HQ, WL354HQ, WL903 and Pianguan were insensitive to boron toxicity. Thus, it is necessary to carefully select appropriate varieties of alfalfa seeds for the application of boron priming.

Keywords

Alfalfa Boron Germination Seed priming Seed vigour

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