Response of pre-sowing treatment on seed germination and seedlings growth characteristics of Albizia lebbeck
Prabhat Tiwari, Rakesh Kumar and Pankaj Lavania
The objective of this study was to identify the most suitable pre-treatment method that will increase germination and enhance seedling growth of Albizia lebbeck. The fresh seeds of A. lebbeck were collected by own hands to study the germination and growth characteristics of A. lebbeck after pre-sowing treatment. The experiment was carried out at Forestry Nursery (Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi), India. Six pre-treatment methods were employed i.e., soaking in cold water for 12 hrs & 24 hrs, in hot water for 10-15 min, treatment with 75% H2SO4, treatment with 1% KNO3 and control. These all pre-treatments were undertaken separately and compared with control i.e. after each pre-treatment. The result show significant differences (P≤0.05) in germination percentage and seedling growth by pre-sowing treatments as compared to control. The overall results confirm the stimulation in the aforementioned germination and growth characteristics of A. lebbeck by 75% H2SO4 for producing quality seedlings.
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Prabhat Tiwari, Rakesh Kumar, Pankaj Lavania. Response of pre-sowing treatment on seed germination and seedlings growth characteristics of Albizia lebbeck. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(6):138-141.