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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 792-797

Effect of Storage Container, Temperature and Duration on Germination of Leucaena leucocephala in Western Uttar Pradesh, India
Pankaj Lavania1*, Ashish Tiwariand Shailaja Punetha3
1RaniLaxmibai Central Agricultural University Jhansi, India
2Department of forestry, Kumaun University, Nanital, Uttarakhand, India
3GBPNIHE, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author

Leucaena leucocephala (L.) commonly known as su-babul is a multipurpose nitrogen fixing, evergreen small tree of tropical and sub-tropical region, having high quality animal feed (pod), fodder, fuel wood, charcoal, pulp wood as well as contributing to soil stabilization and improvement through nitrogen fixation. Its leaves are uses as fodder, mulch and green manure. A problem is that pasture seeds are actually stored for a long period prior to accessibility to farmers especially in rural communities, because of inadequate communication facilities and the lack of extension services. Legume seeds generally lose viability in prolonged storage and also having the problem like as insect attacks, its seeds get damaged during storage in ordinary conditions. Hence, the present study was carried out to study the effect of storage period, containers and temperature on seed germination in laboratory and nursery condition. The seeds were stored up to 600 days in different containers at different temperature viz. poly bag at room temperature 15-400 C( B 1 T 1), poly bag at BOD 25 0C( B1T2), polybag at refrigerator 5 0C (B1T3), paper bag at room temperature 15-400 C (B2 T1 ), paper bag at BOD 250C ( B2T2), paper bag-refrigerator 5 0 C ( B2T3) , cloth bag at room temperature 15-40 0 C ( B3T1 ), cloth bag at BOD 25 0 C ( B3T2 -) and cloth bag- refrigerator 5 0 C (B3T3).The results revealed that seeds stored for 15 days in poly bag at refrigerator 50C (B1T3) recorded the maximum germination of in laboratory conditions which was at par with the germination observed in the seeds stored in cloth bag at refrigerator 5 0 C (B3T3). Similar trend of seed germination was recorded when seeds were sown in the nursery conditions. The seed germination decreased with advancement of storage period in all the storage treatments. However, after 600 days of storage period, the maximum seed germination percent (23.4+0.82) was recorded in B1T3 which is at par with B3T3 in Laboratory condition. Similar trend of seed germination was maximum inB1T3 which is at par with B3T3 in nursery condition.

Keywords: Leucaena leucocephala Germination, Seed germination, Storage temperature and Container

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Pankaj Lavania, Ashish Tiwari and Shailaja Punetha. 2020. Effect of Storage Container, Temperature and Duration on Germination of Leucaena leucocephala in Western Uttar Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 792-797. doi:
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