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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 3636-3643
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.412


Studies on Maturity Indicators of Leucaena leucocephala in Northern India
Pankaj Lavania1*, Ashish Tiwari2 and Naresh Kumar3
1Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Jhansi-Uttar Pradesh -284003, India 2Department of forestry, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nanital, Uttarakhand-263001, India3Central Agroforestry Research Institute, Jhansi-Uttar Pradesh-284003, India
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Abstract:

Leucaena leucocephala is a medium-sized, multipurpose tree which is a valuable source of   pulpwood, small timber, fuel wood, fodder and green manure. Poor and delayed seed germination is reported due to seed collection at improper maturity stage coupled with physical dormancy. Hence, the present study was carried out to determine the exact maturity stage for seed collection at three locations of northern India i.e. Agra (S1), Mathura (S2) and Hathrus (S3). Among the different pod/seed  collection periods, 1st week of June (8th collection)was found best across all the sites as maximum germination 58.7+0.25% at S1, 55.1+0.43% at S2, 54.2+0.28% at S3 was recorded during this stage. The results revealed that moisture content decreased with advancement of maturity. The brown colour of pod and dark brown colour of seed were identified as seed maturity indicators.


Keywords: Moisture content, Pod colour, Seed colour, Seed germination, Seed maturity
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Pankaj Lavania, Ashish Tiwari and Naresh Kumar. 2018. Studies on Maturity Indicators of Leucaena leucocephala in Northern IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 3636-3643. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.412