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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 2703-2708
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.320


Assessment of Seedling Parameters and Biochemical Composition of Maize (Zea mays L.) by Soaking Process
Pulivarthi Vineela1*, Yeluri Bharath Chandu1, Prashant Kumar Rai1, K. Uma Maheswari1 and N. Bhavana Stella2
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, U. P., India
2State Institute for Management of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Govt. of. Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Maize is one of the most versatile emerging crops having wider adaptability. Globally, maize is known as “QUEEN OF CEREALS” because of its highest genetic yield potential India is the fifth largest producer of maize in the world contributing 3 percent of the global production. Hereby study was conducted in a completely randomized design with four replications in controlled conditions at Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, SHUATS, Prayagraj (U.P) during 2018-2020, to assess the effect of pre sowing seed treatments on germination, seedling vigour, germination energy and protein in Maize. Inorganic and organic priming methods were adopted and treatments used are as T0 (Control), T1-KNO3 (2%), T2- SA (100 ppm), T3- PEG6000(15%),T4- CaCl2 (2%), T5- IAA (100ppm), T6- Neem leaf extract (5%), T7- Mint leaf extract (5%), T8- Moringa leaf extract(5%), T9- Curry leaf extract (5%), T10- Aloe vera leaf extract (5%). It was found that all the treatments showed significant effect on seed quality parameters. The highest germination percentage (%), germination energy, seedling length (cm), seedling fresh weight (g), seedling dry weight (g), and vigour indices were observed in treatment T3-PEG6000 (5%) priming for 12 hours. This study revealed that Pre-sowing seed treatment with PEG6000 enhance germinability and seedling character in Maize, its simplicity and no requirement for expensive equipment and chemical could be used as a simple method for overcoming related to a poor germination and seedling establishment. Results also indicates that priming method had little influence on protein content of maize seeds.


Keywords: Maize, Different pre-sowing seed treatments, Seed quality parameters, Vigour
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Pulivarthi Vineela, Yeluri Bharath Chandu, Prashant Kumar Rai, K. Uma Maheswari and Bhavana Stella, N. 2020. Assessment of Seedling Parameters and Biochemical Composition of Maize (Zea mays L.) by Soaking Process.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 2703-2708. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.320