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Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, ISSN: 2457-1024; 2231-0843 (old),Vol.: 22, Issue.: 6


Effect of Artificial Ageing on Relative Storability of Primed Seed Lots of Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)


Sunil Kumar1*, O. S. Dahiya1, Pradeep Singh1 and V. S. Mor1

1Department of Seed Science and Technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, India.

Article Information
(1) Sait Engindeniz, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University, Turkey.
(1) Fatema Hossain Brishti, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
(2) Md. Nazmul Haque, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Bangladesh.
(3) G. Y. Lokesh, University of Agricultural Sciencess, India.
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The primed seeds lot of two varieties of fenugreek HM-57 and HM-103 having two lots each (L1 was having standard germination above 70% and L2 was having standard germination below 70%) were stored under ambient condition and the observations was recorded during 2013-14 to assess the storability of primed seed lots of before artificial ageing (40 ±1°C for 72 h) and after artificial ageing of primed seed lots. It was observed that standard germination (%), root length (cm), shoot length (cm), seedling dry weight (mg) and vigour indices significantly decreased whereas, electrical conductivity (µS/cm/seed) of seed leachates increased  with artificial ageing. Maximum germination was retained by HM-57 with, hydration (6 h) and dehydration at room temperature followed by dry dressing with thiram @ 0.25% treatment in good quality seed lot L1 (standard germination above 70%) after artificial ageing.

Keywords :

Fenugreek; artificial ageing; storability; priming; thiram.

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DOI : 10.9734/CJAST/2017/35198

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