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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 212-219
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.025


Evaluation of Physiological Seed Treatments on Seedling Quality parameters in Turkey Berry (Solanum torvum Sw.)
A. Sarathkumar, K. Malarkodi* and M.Ananthi
Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted in Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 2014–2015 with the aim of improving the germination and seedling quality characters of turkey berry. Both in paper and portray nursery medium, the seeds were germinated only under open atmospheric condition (32ºC and 20ºC during day and night, respectively) when compared to controlled condition (25ºC and 95± 5% RH). On standardization of physiological seed treatment with GA3, ethrel, IAA, thiourea, KNO3 with different concentration and leaching for 6, 12, 18 and 24h duration expressed that seeds soaked in KNO3 4% for 24 h by adopting seed to solution ratio of 1:1 volume by volume basis increased the speed of germination by 60 per cent, germination by 15 per cent, root length by 29.5 per cent and shoot length by 45 per cent over untreated seeds. The per cent increase over untreated seed for the dry matter production and vigour index was 68.42 and 65.8 per cent, respectively.


Keywords: Solanum torvum, GA3, Ethrel, IAA, Thiourea, KNO3
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Sarathkumar A., K. Malarkodi and Ananthi, M. 2017. Evaluation of Physiological Seed Treatments on Seedling Quality parameters in Turkey Berry (Solanum torvum Sw.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 212-219. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.025