Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Influence of seed hardening techniques on vigour, growth and yield in chickpea [Cicer arietinum (L.)]
Akshay L Kunghatkar, AK Chaurasia, Bineeta M Bara and Surya Prakash Meena
A Field experiment was conducted during the rabi season of 2017 at the main research field of department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad U. P. (India). To study the Influence of Seed Hardening Techniques on Vigour, Growth and Yield in Chickpea [Cicer arietinum (L.)]. Seven treatment i.e Control (T0), Distilled water (T1), Hydration with KNO3 (2%) (T2), Hydration with NaCl (2%) (T3), Hydration with CaCl2 (2%) (T4), Hydration with KH2PO4 (2%) (T5), Hydration with KCl (2%) (T6) replicated three times each were carried out in the plot in Randomized block design. Maximum increase in growth, yield contributing and seed vigour characters (Plant height, days to 50% flowering, Field emergence, Number of pods per plant, number of grains per plants, test weight, grain yield, germination per cent, root length, shoot length, seedling length, seedling fresh weight and seedling dry weight in chickpea) was observed with seed hardening techniques. More over treatment T4 [(Hydration with CaCl2 (2%)] showed better result.
How to cite this article:
Akshay L Kunghatkar, AK Chaurasia, Bineeta M Bara, Surya Prakash Meena. Influence of seed hardening techniques on vigour, growth and yield in chickpea [<em>Cicer arietinum</em> (L.)]. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):528-531.