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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of different pre-sowing treatments on germination of Red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus L. f.) in Net house condition


Author(s): HS Patel, MB Tandel, VM Prajapati, MH Amlani and DH Prajapati

Abstract: The present investigation entitled “Effect of different pre-sowing treatments and growing conditions on germination of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus L. f.)” was carried out in the year 2015-16 at Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari (Gujarat). The experiment comprised of eleven pre-sowing treatments viz., T1 (Tap water for 4 days), T2 (Tap water for 8 days), T3 (Lukewarm water for 4 days), T4 (Lukewarm water for 8 days), T5 (GA3 @ 250ppm for 1 day), T6 (GA3 @ 500ppm for 1 day), T7 (10 % sulphuric acid for 1day), T8 (10 % hydrochloric acid for 1day), T9 (10 % nitric acid for 1day), T10 (Separating seeds from pods with a sharp knife or scalpel and sown directly) and T11 (Control) and grown in net house condition with Completely Randomized Design having three repetitions. The treated plants were kept in net house for further study. Among different pre-sowing treatments, seed pre-treated with T6 (GA3 @ 500ppm for 1 day) registered earlier sprouting (7.67) and higher germination percentage (66.67 %), collar diameter (5.65 mm), plant height (41.20 cm), number of leaves per plant (20.44), root length (30.57 cm), fresh of plant (31.58 g/plant), dry weight of plant (24.77 g/plant) and survival percentage (63.33 %). The next best pre-sowing treatments are T5 (GA3 @ 250 ppm for 1 day) and T10 (Separating seeds from pods with a sharp knife or scalpel and sown directly). The seeds which were no treated (T11: control) found poorest for all parameters under study.

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HS Patel, MB Tandel, VM Prajapati, MH Amlani, DH Prajapati. Effect of different pre-sowing treatments on germination of Red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus L. f.) in Net house condition. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):876-879.
International Journal of Chemical Studies