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Vol. 11, Special Issue 7 (2022)

Effect of different pre-sowing treatments on viability, germination and seedling characters of Malabar neem (Melia dubia Cav.) fruits

Author(s):
Ajay, Sandeep Arya, Krishma Nanda, Ishu Redhu and Bhupender
Abstract:
Melia dubia is a multipurpose tree species having high commercial and economic importance. Due to its fast-growing ability, it is gaining popularity for generating income in a short span of time. The natural germination of the species is less than 25%. Therefore, alternate methods are needed to be found for enhancing the germination of fruits and seeds. This study evaluates the pre-sowing seeds treatments on viability, germination and seedling growth parameters of Melia dubia in laboratory conditions. Melia dubia fruits were treated with six pre-sowing treatments. The results revealed that cow dung treated fruits for seven days (T1) had significantly enhanced germination. The maximum germination percentage (32.46) and viability percentage (45.71) was recorded in cow dung treated fruits for seven days (T1) followed by use of bench vice after 1000 C boiling of fruits for 24 hrs (T4). Similar trends were observed in shoot length, root length and seedling dry weight. Hence, pre-sowing treatments was effective in enhancing germination and production of quality seedling of Melia dubia.
Pages: 974-977  |  380 Views  191 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ajay, Sandeep Arya, Krishma Nanda, Ishu Redhu and Bhupender. Effect of different pre-sowing treatments on viability, germination and seedling characters of Malabar neem (Melia dubia Cav.) fruits. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(7S): 974-977.

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