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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (639) Last page : (648)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5345

Induction of Dormancy in Mungbean - A Review

Priyanka Singh1*, V. K. Chourasiya3, Ruchi Bajpai2, and R. D. S. Yadav1
1Department of Seed Technology, N. D. U. A. T. Kumarganj, Faizabad 224229
2HNBGU, Srinagar Garhwal 246174 (U. K.)
3G. B. Pant Agriculture University & Technology (U. K.)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: priyanka.agkanpur@gmail.com
Received: 28.07.2017  |  Revised: 30.08.2017   |  Accepted: 5.09.2017  


The germination phenomenon of physiologically mature grains in the pod, usually under wet conditions just before harvest, is termed as pre-harvest sprouting (PHS). Pre harvest sprouting occurs in field crops such as cereals as well as pulses in most region of the world. The non-dormant character is undesirable for mung bean cultivation in summer season where at harvest stage of the crop rains are invariably received and cause heavy losses of produce by way of sprouting of pods in the field. It is more problematic in soil areas where moisture retention capacity is high. A loss of 50-70 per cent in mungbean yield has been reported due to in situ germination. The search for investigation of non-conventional methods of inducing dormancy in mung bean to save the produce and to retain the seed quality against the field sprouting are of greater importance. Seed availability is also reduced because of field sprouting. The research on these aspects of induction of dormancy in mung bean to avoid losses during rainy season has been reviewed in this article.

Key words: Mung bean, Pre harvest sprouting, Seed dormancy. Dormancy inducing chemicals

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Cite this article: Singh, P., Chourasiya, V.K., Bajpai, R., and Yadav, R.D.S., Induction of Dormancy in Mungbean - A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 639-648 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5345