Optimisation of Seed Priming Techniques in Paddy

M. Veerendra *

Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, Bapatla, ANGRAU, India.

K. Srinivasulu

Department of Agronomy, Agricultural College, Bapatla, ANGRAU, India.

B. Sreedevi

Department of Agronomy, Indian Institute of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.

S. Ratna Kumara

Department of Crop Physiology, Agricultural College, Bapatla, ANGRAU, India.

V. Srinivasa Rao

Department of Statistics and Computer Applications, Agricultural College, Bapatla, ANGRAU, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aim: To determine the ideal concentration of each priming agent among several selected concentrations which could produce robust paddy seedlings under laboratory conditions.

Place of Study: The present investigation was carried out at College farm, Agricultural College, Bapatla.

Methodology: Certain seedling vigour traits such as germination percentage, shoot length, root length, seedling length, seedling dry weight, seedling vigour index-I & II were recorded and analysed using crompletely randomized block design (CRD). Best concentration is the one with higher vigour indices.

Result: The results revealed that, 1% Nacl, 40 ppm ascorbic acid, 150 ppm gibberellic acid, 2 % neem leaf extracts, 0.5 & 0.1 % P & Zn were optimum concentrations under each priming technique. When compared among all the techniques, priming with gibberellic acid @ 150 ppm performed better in terms of all the vigour traits.

Keywords: Hormonal priming, paddy, seed invigoration, seed priming techniques

How to Cite

Veerendra , M., K. Srinivasulu, B. Sreedevi, S. Ratna Kumara, and V. Srinivasa Rao. 2023. “Optimisation of Seed Priming Techniques in Paddy”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (11):1727-37. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i113328.


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