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  S. Mozumder , B.M. Khan and M.R. Rahman
  Background and Objective: Seed germination is the first step for the development of plant growth where some factor acts as a catalyst in this case. The study was conducted to assess the impact of different pre-sowing seed treatments on germination and seedling growth attributes of Tamarindus indica in the nursery. Materials and Methods: Performed treatments were control (T1), socking seed in hot water treatment 100°C for 5 (T2) and 10 min (T3), soaking seeds in cold water for 48 h (T4), soaking seeds in farm yard manure for 48 h (T5), soaking seeds in concentrated H2SO4 for 3 min (T6) and cracking of seeds (T7). Results: The study revealed highest (84%) seed germination of T. indica was observed in socking seeds in conc. H2SO4 for 3 min. Maximum germination value (12.42), germination uniformity (7.64), germination index (7.05), mean germination time (26) was obtained in T5 whereas highest germination energy (74.44) recorded in T7. Seed germination began within 5 days and proceeded on normal 51 days. Shoot length, root length, collar diameter, leaf number, partial root number recorded maximum in T5 followed by T6. Similar trend of results were also observed in shoot, root, dry biomass production, vigor index, volume index and quality index. Conclusion: Therefore, the study recommended conc. H2SO4 treatment for 3 min for seed germination for experimental purposes only (considering the handling risk of that acid) while socking seeds with farm yard manure for 48 h can be used for large scale and quality seedling production in the nursery.
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