Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Effect of organic priming on germination and vigour of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seed
Author(s): Jayanth Kumar P, Chaurasia AK and Bineetha M Bara
Abstract: The experiment was conducted in Seed science post Graduate Laboratory, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, SHUATS, Allahabad, U.P. In order to standardize the best method of Organic priming specific to cotton, two methods of priming viz., Organic priming and hydropriming and they were evaluated by screening a range of durations and concentrations viz., T0 - Unprimed Control, T1 - Distilled water hydration (for 12 hrs), T2 – Cow urine at 2%, T3–Cow urine at 6%, T4 –Cow urine at 10%, T5 –Curry leaf extract 6%, T6 – Curry leaf extract 10%. It found that all the Organic priming methods showed significance difference with the control and the highest germination %, seedling length (cm), seedling fresh weight (g), seedling dry weight (g) and vigour index were observed in T3 for Cow urine at 6%.The study helps to improve the quality of seeds with the help of seed organic priming treatments which are cost effective and economic, nontoxic, ecofriendly sources.
How to cite this article:
Jayanth Kumar P, Chaurasia AK and Bineetha M Bara. Effect of organic priming on germination and vigour of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) seed. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(3): 815-819.