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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (383) Last page : (389)
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Effect of Duration of Hydration on Germination and Vigour of Aged Seed of Chickpea

P. Suma Varshini1*, K. Bayyapu Reddy1, K. Radhika1 and V. Saida Naik2

1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Advanced Post Graduate Centre,
Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Lam, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
2Agricultural Research Station, Jangamaheswarapuram, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
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Received: 29.06.2018  |  Revised: 7.07.2018   |  Accepted: 13.07.2018  



A study was conducted to investigate the effect of different durations of hydropriming and standardize the best duration of hydropriming for aged seed of chickpea, variety NBeG-3. The aged seed subjected to hydration for different durations ranging from 2 hours to 24 hours with an equal increment of 2 hours along with unhydrated seed was tested for germination and seedling traits using between paper method and sand method. Highly significant variation was observed among the durations of hydration for all the seed quality parameters except root / shoot ratio in both the methods of testing. The variation in root / shoot ratio was significant at 5 % level of significance in sand method only. Maximum germination (%), root length, shoot length, seedling length, root / shoot ratio and seedling vigour index were recorded with 8 hours of hydration and beyond that the seed quality declined gradually upto 24 hours.

Key words: Hydropriming, Chickpea, Duration, Germination, Seedling quality

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Cite this article: Varshini, P.S., Reddy, K.B., Radhika, K. and Naik, V.S., Effect of Duration of Hydration on Germination and Vigour of Aged Seed of Chickpea, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 383-389 (2018). doi: