Impact of Different Dilutions of Retted Water (Open-field) on Seed Germination and Vigour Index in Sesamum indicum L.Var.Kylm-1 and Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. Var. Jyothika

Authors(2) :-C. Priya, N. Hari

The study was aimed to determine the effects of retted water on seed germination and seedling growth of Sesamum indicum L.Var.Kylm-1 and Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. Var.Jyothika. plants under laboratory conditions. The effect of retted water in seed germination and vigour index of seedlings was compared to that of zero control (distilled water) and also to different concentrations such as 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 ,40 ,45, 50,55,60 and 100% (control) . It has been concluded that retted water has significantly affected the germination and growth of seeds and seedlings of Sesamum indicum and Vigna unguiculata was lower and that concentration were effective for germination and was re-usable for agriculture.

Authors and Affiliations

C. Priya
Department of Botany, C.M.S. College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
N. Hari
Department of Botany, C.M.S. College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Retted water, Germination percentage, Vigour Index, S. indicum (gingelly), V. unguiculata (cowpea).

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 430-434
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1738135
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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C. Priya, N. Hari, " Impact of Different Dilutions of Retted Water (Open-field) on Seed Germination and Vigour Index in Sesamum indicum L.Var.Kylm-1 and Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. Var. Jyothika, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.430-434, November-December-2017.
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