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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2543-2552
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.289


Effect of Growing Environment, Fruit Maturity and Sowing Time on Germination and Seedling Growth of Gmelina arborea Roxb.
Y.B. Patil1,3*, H.S. Saralch1, S.R. Mahale2, S.K. Chauhan1 and Rajni Sharma1
1Department of Forestry and Natural Resource, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India
2College of Forestry, Dapoli, Maharashtra, 415712, India
3Maharashtra Nature Park Society, Sion-Bandra Link road, Dharavi, Mumbai-400 017
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Seeds of Gmelina arborea many times do not germinate due to unknown reason. So the study was initiated to determine optimum stage of fruit maturity (green, yellow and yellow brown), suitable growing environment (agro-net shade and open field condition) and sowing time (August, September, October, November, December and January) on germination and seedling growth. Significant differences were exhibited among the fruit maturity levels, growing environment and sowing time for all the traits. Seed collected from yellow brown stage sown under agro-net shade during August month gave superior germination percentage (84.66 %), seedling height (24.02 cm) and root length (23.44 cm), followed by September month. Green fruit harvesting stage had poor germination, germination energy and seedling growth under both the growing environments. Hence for good quality planting of Gmelina arborea seed should be collected from yellow brown stage and sown under agro-net shade during August month.


Keywords: Gmelina arborea, Growing environment, Fruit maturity, Sowing months, Germination, Seedling growth
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Gmelina arborea, Growing environment, Fruit maturity, Sowing months, Germination, Seedling growthInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2543-2552. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.289