Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Evaluation of the effect of seed priming on nutrient uptake in rice at harvest
Author(s): Pragya Keshri, Vinay Samadhiya, K Tedia and Satyendra Patley
Abstract: The present investigation entitled “Evaluation of the effect of seed priming on nutrient uptake in rice at harvest” was carried out at Research cum Instructional Farm, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur during Kharif season 201516. The soil of experimental field was clayey in texture (Vertisols), neutral in pH and has 0.64 % organic carbon, low nitrogen, high phosphorus and potassium content. Experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications. The rice variety Rajeshawari tested under two different recommended doses of fertilizers i.e. 100% (100:60:40 N:P2O5:K2O kg ha-1) and 80% (80:48:32 N:P2O5:K2O kg ha-1) and seed priming along with distilled water and nutrients i.e. potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4) and EDTA Zn of concentration 0.5% P and 0.1% Zn, respectively. Seeds were primed in distilled water and nutrient solution for 12 hrs and then air-dried for 2 hrs. Dry seeds was also used as control. They were sown in mini plots in field. Plants were harvested after maturity. The results of experiments indicated that the highest nutrients i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and zinc uptake was found in 100% GRD with seed priming (N0: P (0.5%): K0: Zn (0.1%)) followed by 100% GRD with water soaked seed as compared to dry seed 100% GRD (control).
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Pragya Keshri, Vinay Samadhiya, K Tedia, Satyendra Patley. Evaluation of the effect of seed priming on nutrient uptake in rice at harvest. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):640-642.