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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 289-298
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.035


Effect of Growing Media and Seed Treatment on Seed Germination, Seedling Growth, Survival Percentage and Profitability of Seedling Production of Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentina (L), Benth. ex kurz)
S.C. Swain* and D. Malik
All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Betelvine, Biotechnology-cum-Tissue culture Centre, Baramunda, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A nursery experiment was carried out to study the effect of growing media, seed treatments on seed germination and seedling vigour of Sarpagandha. The experiment was conducted in a Factorial Completely Randomized Design with 18 treatment combinations and 3 replications. The treatment combinations consists of 2 types of growing media (M1: Garden soil + FYM + Sand @2:1:1 and M2: Coco peat + Vermiculite + Perlite @2:1:1) and 9 seed treatments (C1: GA3 50 ppm, C2: GA3 100 ppm, C3: GA3 150 ppm, C4: NaCl 1%, C5: NaCl 2%, C6: Acid scarification by conc. sulphuric acid, C7:Hot water treatment, C8: Pre-soaking in tap water, C9: Control(without treatment). The results revealed that the Sarpagandha seeds treated with GA3 @ 150 ppm and sown in garden soil + FYM + sand @2:1:1 resulted maximum germination percentage(39.00 %), root diameter (2.82 mm), dry weight of shoot (2.11 g), dry weight of root (1.77 g) and survival percentage of seedlings(88.37). The seeds treated with GA3 @ 150 ppm and sown in garden soil + FYM + sand @ 2:1:1 also realized maximum gross, net return with B: C. The minimum values in respect of the above parameters were obtained with seeds sown in coco peat + vermiculite + perlite without any treatment.


Keywords: Media, Seed treatments, Germination, Growth, Survival, Sarpagandha
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Swain, S.C. and Malik, D. 2018. Effect of Growing Media and Seed Treatment on Seed Germination, Seedling Growth, Survival Percentage and Profitability of Seedling Production of Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentina (L), Benth. ex kurz).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 289-298. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.035