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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (1275) Last page : (1280)
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Impact of Bio-fertilizer on Seedling Vigour in Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.)

Prashikhan, R.1*, Vijaya Padma S. S.2 and Uttam Tripura3

1M.Sc. student, 2Associate Professor,
Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic crops, Dr. Y.S.R Horticulture University, Rajendranagar Hyderabad
3Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Spices and Plantation crops, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 9.10.2018  |  Revised: 16.11.2018   |  Accepted: 24.11.2018  



An experiment was carried out to study the effect of bio-fertilizers on pre sowing seed treatment of cashew nut under different environment conditions. The study at 120 days after sowing reveal that pre-sowing treatment with 48 hrs water soaking + 100 ppm GA3 + VAM recorded minimum days for germination, maximum germination percentage, number of leaves, intermodal length, seedling height and seedling girth. The four varieties showed a wide variation among themselves with respect to the growth and root characters. However, variety BPP-8 recorded minimum days to germination (18.66) and dry matter of shoot percentage (36.15). Between the conditions, mist condition was superior to the open condition in the present study. The study concluded that seed treatment of 48 hrs water soaking + 100 ppm GA3 + VAM was found to be the best treatment in producing vigorous seedlings in different varieties of cashew under mist condition.

Key words:Growth regulators, Bio-fertilizers, Seed treatments, Seedling vigour, Cashew seedling

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Cite this article: Prashikhan, R., Vijaya Padma, S.S. and Tripura, U., Impact of Bio-fertilizer on Seedling Vigour in Cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 1275-1280 (2018). doi: