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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 2640-2647
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.318


Effect of Different Chemical Treatments for Breaking Seed Dormancy in Sesbania spp.
Kuldeep Singh1, Ruchi Sharma1*, Rajesh Gera1, Jagdish Parshad1 and Shahid Ahmad Padder2
1Department of Microbiology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, India
2Division of Plant Pathology, Division of soil Science, SKUAST-Kashmir Srinagar, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fast growing N2 fixing Sesbania spp. has shown great promise both as high quality fodder and green manure. In the present study seed dormancy and germination were evaluated for four Sesbania spp. viz., Sesbania sesban, S. grandiflora, S. aculeata and S. rosrtata grown in different parts of the India. Sesbania grandiflora seeds were highly dormant as compare to the seeds of other Sesbania spp. Amongst the physical treatments, soaking in distilled water (24 hr) showed maximum seed germination in all plant species. By using chemical treatments (sulfuric acid, ethanol and potassium nitrate), immersion in concentrated sulfuric acid (20 min.) followed by ethanol resulted the maximum seed germination in S. grandiflora while in Sesbania sesban, S. aculeata and S. rostrata immersion in ethanol (100% for 5 min.) showed highest seed germination.


Keywords: Germination, Seed dormancy, Sesbania spp, Soaking, Temperature
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Kuldeep Singh, Ruchi Sharma, Rajesh Gera, Jagdish Parshad and Shahid Ahmad Padder. 2020. Effect of Different Chemical Treatments for Breaking Seed Dormancy in Sesbania spp.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 2640-2647. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.318