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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 259-264
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2006.259.264
 
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Effect of Seed Priming on Growth and Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Under Non-Saline Conditions

I. Rajpar , Y.M. Khanif and A.A. Memon

Abstract:
A field experiment, in non-saline clay soil was performed to determine the effect of seed priming with fresh water and gypsum on the growth, ion (P and K) contents and yield of five wheat cultivars (Mehran-89, T.J-83, Abadgar, Anmol and V-7001). Four seed priming treatments, namely T1 (No priming), T2 (seed priming with fresh water), T3 (seed priming with 0.2% gypsum) and T4 (seed priming with 0.4% gypsum) were tested. Seed priming treatments had no significant effect on the straw dry weight and ion contents (P and K+) determined in grains. However, seedlings were significantly faster in emergence, took fewer days to mature and gave significantly higher grain yield per hectare. Seed priming with fresh water and 0.2% gypsum appeared to be the most effective treatments tested. Cultivars did not differ significantly amongst themselves in terms of days to emergence and maturity, straw dry weight, grain yield and ion contents in seed priming treatments. This study demonstrated that prior to sowing, seed priming with fresh water may improve wheat yield under non-saline conditions.
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How to cite this article:

I. Rajpar , Y.M. Khanif and A.A. Memon , 2006. Effect of Seed Priming on Growth and Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Under Non-Saline Conditions. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 1: 259-264.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2006.259.264

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2006.259.264

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