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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Priming of vegetable seeds: A review

P Dhal, G Sahu, A Dhal, S Mohanty and SK Dash
Vegetable crops embrace a major part in Indian agriculture in terms of providing food and nutritional security. Recently a marvelous progress in vegetable production in India was due to arrival of high yielding varieties and novel technologies. Vegetables are vital sources of vitamins, minerals and additional nutrients of medicinal and therapeutic value. Due to low germination per cent and seedling emergence, yield of the crops decreasing gradually. Farmers are not having enough resources for seedbed preparation for sowing and they are at more jeopardy as compared to progressive farmers. On the other hand good establishment increases competitiveness aligned with weeds, increases tolerance to drought period, yield and avoids the time consuming need for re-sowing that is costly too. Seed priming elevates the percent of germination and reduce time of seedling emergence alongside improve the crop stand. A method to improve rate and uniformity of germination is the priming or physiological advancement of the seed lot. Seed priming is the method of improve germinations and uniform emergence of seedlings in field conditions. It will increase the vigour and crop establishment and finally enhance the yield. It is very low cost hydration technique in which seeds are treated with various chemicals or sometimes with normal water also. Seed priming is generally adopted for improved crop stand, germination and yield of various vegetable crops.
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How to cite this article:
P Dhal, G Sahu, A Dhal, S Mohanty, SK Dash. Priming of vegetable seeds: A review. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):519-525.

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