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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2213-2217
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.271


Detrimental Effects of Selected Salts on Seed Germination and Growth Parameters of Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Siddharth Prakash Tripathi1*, U.P. Singh1 and B.K. Pandey2
1Department of Seed Technology, R.B.S College, Agra, U.P., India
2Department of Seed Technology, MLKPG College, Balrampur, U.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The major problem in peri urban areas is the poor quality of irrigation water since the waste from all sources is disposed in the rivers and other water bodies. This result in accumulation of heavy metals like Zinc Sulphate (ZnSO4), Cadmium Sulphate (CdSO4) and Copper Sulphate (CuSO4) in the water source has adverse effect on seed germination, Plant growth, and human health. With above reference an experiment was conducted to study the effect of different concentration (0, 10, 20, and 30 ppm) of Zinc Sulphate (ZnSO4), Cadmium Sulphate (CdSO4) and Copper Sulphate (CuSO4) in spinach (Cv. Pusa All green). The seed were soaked in each concentration of chemical for 72 hours. Data was collected on seedling germination percentage, seedling length, seedling fresh weight, seedling dry weight of Spinach. Results showed that seedling germination percentage, seedling length, seedling fresh weight, seedling dry weight is decreased in different concentration Zinc Sulphate (ZnSO4), Cadmium Sulphate (CdSO4) and Copper Sulphate (CuSO4) as compared to the control. Therefore, it can be inferred from the study that salt affected irrigation water has negative effect on germination percentage, seedling length, seedling fresh weight, seedling dry weight which may otherwise influences the yield and farm level profitability of vegetable production.


Keywords: Seed, Heavy metals, Water, Spinach
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Siddharth Prakash Tripathi, U.P. Singh and Pandey, B.K. 2017. Detrimental Effects of Selected Salts on Seed Germination and Growth Parameters of Spinach (Spinacia oleracea).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2213-2217. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.609.271