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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3753-3757
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.443


Improving Seed Germination in Mimusops elengi L.
C. Swaminathan*, V. Swaminathan and K. Senthil
Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College and Research Institute Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai – 625104, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Mimusops elengi is commonly planted as an ornamental tree throughout the tropics. Seeds can be stored for 9 months and there is 2000 seeds/kg. The study was taken up with an objective of enhancing germination in this species through various physical, chemical and organic sources as the main problem of delay in germination in this species as the number of days taken for germination is in a wider range of 17-82 days. The seeds were collected from trees grown in central farm, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, India, geographically located at 9o54’ N latitude and 78o54” E longitude at 147m above mean sea level, and were graded in to two categories based on colour of seeds into Black and Brown coloured seeds. Seeds were given treatments including hot and Cold water inundation, Acid scarification, GA3 and organic sources like cow’s urine and dung for a specified duration to hasten germination. From the study it is observed that germination in Mimusops elengi can be improved through cold water soaking for 6 hours with a germination percent of more than 80 % and germination in this species started by 33rd day of sowing and continued up to 80 days with a peak on 48th day.


Keywords: Mimusops elengi, Germination, Physical seed treatment, Chemical seed treatment, Organic sources
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Swaminathan, C., V. Swaminathan and Senthil, K. 2020. Improving Seed Germination in Mimusops elengi L.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3753-3757. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.443