Effect of organic and inorganic seed priming on seed quality parameters in Lentil (Lens culinaris M.)” seeds
Pradeep Kumar Sharma, AK Chaurasia and Sachchida Nand Mishra
The experiment was conducted in Field Department of Genetic and Plant Breeding SHUATS Allahabad UP during 2017, in order standardize the best method of priming specific to Lentil. Seed priming using various method like that viz., organic and inorganic were evaluated by screening a range of duration and concentration viz., inorganic-T1: carbendazim @ 0.2% T2: Mancozeb 50% + Carbendazim 25% WS @ 0.2%, organic- T3: Trichoderma harzianum @ 0.6% T4: Pseudomonas fluorescens @ 0.6%, Unprimed Control, for 12 hours. It was found that all the priming method showed signification difference with the control and the highest Field emergence percent, Number of pods per plant, Seed weight per plant (g), 100 Seed weight (g), Number of plant per plot, Seed yield per plot (g), Plant height (cm), Number of primary branches per plant were observed for Trichoderma harzianum @ 0.6% priming for 12 hours. Seed priming, its simplicity and no requirement for expensive equipment and chemical could be used as a simple method for overcoming related to a poor germination and seedling establishment and helps in sustaining agriculture.
How to cite this article:
Pradeep Kumar Sharma, AK Chaurasia, Sachchida Nand Mishra. Effect of organic and inorganic seed priming on seed quality parameters in Lentil (Lens culinaris M.)” seeds. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(10):18-21.