Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Effects of hydro priming on seed germination and vigourfo Aegle marmelos
Author(s): Rakesh Singh
Abstract: In cultivation of medicinal trees, seed germination is very important problem. Various seed enhancements are being adopted now a day to improve seedling emergence. Among these seed enhancement, seed priming is an efficient and inexpensive method for increasing & improvement of seed vigour & germination and seedlings growth. The laboratory experiment was conducted at Department of Seed Science and Technology, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (a central university), Srinagar, Uttarakhand during 2015. The present study was conducted to examine the Effects of hydro priming, (24 and 48 h hydro priming) treatment along with control (Without any treatment) on seed germination and seedling quality character of bael (Aegle marmelos). The results showed that the effect of hydro priming was significant on seed germination percentage; seedling length, seedling vigour and dry matter production than control. Mean comparison showed that control that after 25 days and the maximum germination (91%), seedling length (15.71 cm), dry matter production (0.21gm), vigour index 1 ( 1143.53), and vigour index 2 (18.67).were achieved by hydro priming of bael seeds for 48 h. Hence bael seeds can be hydro primed for 48 h to improve the germiniability and vigour.
How to cite this article:
Rakesh Singh. Effects of hydro priming on seed germination and vigourfo Aegle marmelos. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 446-449.