Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 2936-2948
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.352


Effect of Seed Priming on Rain-Fed Maize and Pea in a Sequence under Mid Hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh, India
Munish Sharma1* and D.K. Parmar2
1Department of Soil Science, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176062, India
2CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre, Bajaura-175125, Kullu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Seed priming techniques for maize and pea crop are not well established for rain-fed agro-climatic conditions of Himachal Pradesh. Keeping this in view, a study was carried out for two years (2014-15 and 2015-16) at the experimental farm of Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre, Bajaura, Kullu. Four priming levels of Zn (0% ZnSO4-water soaking, 1% ZnSO4, 2% ZnSO4 and 3% ZnSO4) and three priming durations (4 hours, 8 hours and 12 hours) were compared with basal dose of recommended NPK + ZnSO4 and farmers’ practice (absolute control). Seed priming with 0% ZnSO4 (water soaking) resulted in higher germination of pea and maize than other priming levels. Therefore, water soaking for a period of 12 hours may be used for enhancing emergence and better seedling growth in pea and maize crop. Most of the growth characters of pea crop were improved due to priming with 1% ZnSO4 for 12 hours, however such characters in maize crop were found to be better using 2% priming solution of ZnSO4 for a period of 12 hours. The yield of green peas, maize equivalent yield were maximum due to priming with 1% ZnSO4 for 12 hours duration, however, yield of maize grains was highest with treatment combination of 2% ZnSO4 priming for 12 hours duration. It may be concluded that priming of pea seeds for 12 hours with 1% ZnSO4 and that of maize seeds for 12 hours using 2% solution of ZnSO4 was useful for proper germination, better crop establishment and yields enhancement.


Keywords: Seed priming, Maize-pea, Growth parameters, Yield, Rain-fed
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Munish Sharma and Parmar, D.K. 2018. Effect of Seed Priming on Rain-Fed Maize and Pea in a Sequence under Mid Hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 2936-2948. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.352