Influence of Seed Invigoration with Organic Kunapajala on Seed Quality and Biochemical Activity in Late Sown Wheat

Okram Ricky Devi *

Department of Agronomy, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India.

Omvati Verma

Department of Agronomy, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India.

Bibek Laishram

Department of Agronomy, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-785013, Assam, India.

Akarsha Raj

Department of Agronomy, MPUA&T, Udaipur-313001- Rajasthan, India.

Supriya

Agronomy Section, NDRI, Karnal-132001- Haryana, India.

Shubham Singh

Department of Agronomy, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India.

Kumar Gaurav

Department of Agronomy, GBPUA&T, Pantnagar-263145, Uttarakhand, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A laboratory experiment was conducted at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar during rabi season of 2020-2021 to study the influence of seed invigoration with organic kunapajala on germination and biochemical activity in wheat variety UP-2526. The experiment was laid in completely randomized design which consisted of five treatments viz; no seed priming (control), Hydropriming for 16 hours, kunapajala seed priming @10%, 25% and 50% for 16 hours. Results revealed that germination percentage in hydro primed seeds and 25% kunapajala primed seeds jointly recorded maximum germination percentage (99.7%) which was statistically at par with 10% kunapajala priming (99.3%). Seed reserve mobilization efficiency after 4th day and 8th day of incubation was significantly affected by seed invigoration treatments. 25% kunapajala primed seeds recorded significantly higher dehydrogenase activity (0.68 OD) which was at par with hydroprimed seeds and 10% kunapajala primed seeds (0.63 and 0.62 OD, respectively). So, seed priming with either 10% or 25% organic kunapajala is an effective method to bring about improvement in germination of wheat and predict its field performance.

Keywords: Seed germination, seedling vigour, seed priming, wheat


How to Cite

Devi , Okram Ricky, Omvati Verma, Bibek Laishram, Akarsha Raj, Supriya, Shubham Singh, and Kumar Gaurav. 2023. “Influence of Seed Invigoration With Organic Kunapajala on Seed Quality and Biochemical Activity in Late Sown Wheat”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (9):900-906. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i92311.

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