Effect of Seed Priming on Seed Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycoperscium L.)
Yogesh Kumar Patel and Dr. Prashant Kumar Rai
The present investigation was carried out to assess the effects of different priming treatments on seedling characters on two variety of tomato (Navodya and S-22) in the Seed Testing Laboratory of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad during 2015-16. The two varieties (Navodya and S-22) are conducted in Complete Randomized Block Design (CRBD) having four replications treated with Distilled Water @100 ml., Sodium Chloride and Potassium Nitrate @1% solution (Halo-priming) at different period interval ie. at 12hour, 24hour and 36hour respectively. The variety S-22 was identified as the best for the seed quality parameters and vigour parameters viz. germination percentage (91.75%),Vigour index length(1957.52), Vigour index mass(9.083), Seed metabolic efficiancey (0.188), Electrical conductivity of seed leachates(dsm-1)(91.59), while Navodya was found superior for germination percentage. The variance revealed presence of considerable variability among the genotypes for all the characters. The variety S-22 can be beneficial for the farmer as its germination percentage is good it may be grown in farmer field so that they can get more production.
How to cite this article:
Yogesh Kumar Patel, Dr. Prashant Kumar Rai. Effect of Seed Priming on Seed Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycoperscium L.). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(2):264-267.