INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 5
First page : (238) Last page : (242)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-6857
Studies on Seed Priming on Seedling Vigour, Crop Growth and Yield of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Under Rainfed Conditons
D. Venkatesh Babu*, S. Balaji Nayak and P. Sujathamma
Seed Technology Research and Production Centre, Acharya N. G Ranga Agricultural University, Thangadancha, Andhra Pradesh-518 401,
*Corresponding Author E-mail: email@example.com
Received: 7.06.2018 | Revised: 15.07.201 | Accepted: 22.07.2018
A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of priming treatments on seedling vigour, growth and yield contributing characters in groundnut under rainfed conditions. The maximum seed yield (2255 kg/ha) was recorded due to seed primed with CaCl2 2% followed by CaCl2 1% (2036 kg/ha). The seed primed with CaCl2 2% recorded the higher field emergence percentage(89.67 %), plant height (39.87 cm), number of pods per plant (27), and 100 seed weight (38 g) followed by CaCl2 (1% ). In case of flowering and maturity, the seeds hydrated with CaCl2 2% had earlier for flowering and maturity than control. Regarding seed quality parameters viz., germination percentage (94.17%), root length (12.28cm), shoot length(18.41cm),total seedling length (29.10 cm) and vigour index I(2739.41), were enhanced by seeds primed with CaCl2 2% followed by CaCl2 1% . In case of electrical conductivity of seed leachate, the seeds hydrated with CaCl2 2% recorded lower electrical conductivity (0.411dsm-1) than unprimed seeds.
Key words: Groundnut, Seed priming, Seedling vigour, Seed quality and Kernal yield.
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Cite this article: Venkatesh Babu, D., Balaji Nayak, S. and Sujathamma, P., Studies on Seed Priming on Seedling Vigour, Crop Growth and Yield of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Under Rainfed Conditons , Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(5): 238-242 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6857