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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (399) Last page : (403)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5125

Study on Seed Dormancy and Longevity Behaviour of Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) Genotypes

Ruchi Bajpai1*, Priyanka Singh2, Portia D. Singh1, Sobha1 and Poonam Singh3
1Department of Seed Science & Technology, HNBGU, Srinagar, Garhwal-246174(U.K)
2NDUA&T, Faizabad-224229(U.P)
3C.S.A University, Kanpur-208001(U.P.), India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: bajpai.ruchi9@gmail.com
Received: 16.05.2017  |  Revised: 25.05.2017   |  Accepted: 26.05.2017  


Groundnut is one of the important oilseed crop. Dormancy and storage behaviour of the species is required for conserving the seeds. Therefore an experiment was conducted with seed lots of six groundnut genotypes on seed germinability (using germination test in three- three months interval up to 15 months) dormancy and longevity behaviour of seeds in ambient storage conditions. Perusal of data revealed that dormancy is overcome from 3 to 5 months of ambient storage in all six genotypes of groundnut. Highest longevity of 12 months (up to IMSCS) was exhibited by variety  Chitra, Utkarsh and TG37A followed by Kaushal, Prakash and Amber i.e. 9, 6, 6, months, respectively.

Key words: Groundnut, Storage, Dormancy, Seed longevity.

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Cite this article: Bajpai, R., Singh, P., Singh, P.D., Sobha and Singh, P., Study on Seed Dormancy and Longevity Behaviour of Groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) Genotypes, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 399-403 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5125