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Research Journal of Forestry
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 26-33
DOI: 10.3923/rjf.2013.26.33
 
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Seed Chemical Priming for Germination and Seedling Vigour Traits in Gmelina (Gmelina arborea) Seeds from Different Fruit Maturity Levels

Adebisi Moruf, Kehinde Tolulope, F. Adekunle Michael and Adenaike Adewunmi

Abstract:
Seed priming has been reported to improve germination and emergence in seeds of many crops. A study was conducted to determine the effect of seven chemical priming media on germination and seedling vigour traits of seeds from different fruit maturity levels, (using fruit colour as an index of maturity thus: yellow, green and brown) of Gmelina (Gmelina arborea). All priming media were dissolved in 100 mL of distilled water and all treatments were synchronized. Data obtained on seed germination, mean germination time, seedling height and seedling vigour were statistically analyzed. Seeds from fruits of different maturity levels and different priming treatments showed considerable differences in all the seed quality parameters examined. Seeds from yellow fruits had the best germination, seedling vigour index, seedling height and mean germination time when treated with 20%PEG (polyethylene glycol). Chemical priming of seeds with 4% KCl gave poor seed quality in all the fruits colours. Hence seeds from yellow fruits treated with 20% PEG could be used in producing high quality seedlings in forest plantation establishment.
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How to cite this article:

Adebisi Moruf, Kehinde Tolulope, F. Adekunle Michael and Adenaike Adewunmi, 2013. Seed Chemical Priming for Germination and Seedling Vigour Traits in Gmelina (Gmelina arborea) Seeds from Different Fruit Maturity Levels. Research Journal of Forestry, 7: 26-33.

DOI: 10.3923/rjf.2013.26.33

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjf.2013.26.33

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22 March, 2016
POWNITHA K V:
Sir, i am the student, i am doing research on seed priming and seed treatments for different crops so i need ur article as a reference material. i kindly request u to send me,
thank you.
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