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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1862-1867
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.231


Germination Behaviour of Cuscuta Seeds in Different Environments and Its Interaction Effect on Major Host Niger (Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.)
M.K. Meena1,2*, B.B. Dalei1, K. Pradhan1, B.L. Meena2, M.L. Meena2 and R.K. Meena2
1AICRP on Niger, Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Semiliguda,763002, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2College of Agriculture, Lalsot (Sri Karan Naredra Agriculture University, Jobner)-303511, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present experiment was carried out at AICRP on Niger scheme, Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station (OUAT), Semiliguda of Koraput district under Eastern Ghat High Land zone of Odisha during kharif season of 2017 to study the germination behaviour and interaction effect of Niger and Cuscuta seeds on each other. Niger is the major host for Cuscuta survive and further growth. After germination it continuously attached with the Niger plant and takes nutrition from the host and also damages the plant. Experiment was conducted to see the germination behavior of both host and parasite within specific condition. Result revealed that Niger seeds can be germinated if sown with soil or without soil or with Cuscuta seeds. Cuscuta seeds can also be germinated if sown with soil or without soil or with Niger seeds. Some seed interactions were observed during Niger sowing with Cuscuta seeds that it reduces the germination of Niger seeds. Niger seeds do not affect the germination of Cuscuta seeds. Study was also concluded that Niger is the prominent host for Cuscuta but it is not required during initial phase for germination and also not affects the germination of Cuscuta seeds. So effective preventive, agronomic measures can be taken to reduce Cuscuta infestation in the field during initial phase.


Keywords: Niger, Cuscuta, Germination, Interaction, Preventive measures
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Meena, M.K., B.B. Dalei, K. Pradhan, B.L. Meena, M.L. Meena and Meena, R.K. 2020. Germination Behaviour of Cuscuta Seeds in Different Environments and Its Interaction Effect on Major Host Niger (Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1862-1867. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.231