Evaluation of different organic and inorganic priming methods on seed quality parameters of Maize (Zea mays L.)
Owk Satish, AK Chaurasia, Dr. Ram Pal Singh, Krishna Sai T and CH Sai Kiran
Maize (Zea mays L.) is an important crop in the world next to rice and wheat. Present experiment was conducted in 2021 at seed testing laboratory, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj. Experiment was conducted to know the performance of different organic and inorganic treatments. To enhance germination, other quality parameters and nutrients availability during seedling development and to decrease the seed borne pathogens to produce quality seed in maize. The study was conducted by using comprised of various concentrations of distilled water, Ascorbic acid, Polyethylene glycol, salicylic acid, neem leaf extract, moringa leaf extract, beejamrutham, jeevamrutham and panchagavya. Seeds primed with above treatments for 12 hours. Seed priming in maize significantly enhanced the seed quality parameters compared to the untreated control. The treatment Ascorbic acid at 100 ppm for 12 hours performed well amongst the treatments and found to be promising.
How to cite this article:
Owk Satish, AK Chaurasia, Dr. Ram Pal Singh, Krishna Sai T, CH Sai Kiran. Evaluation of different organic and inorganic priming methods on seed quality parameters of Maize (Zea mays L.). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):677-679.