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EFFECT OF PLANT EXTRACTS ON GERMINATION OF BRASSICA SEEDS

Article Id: ARCC1407 | Page : 148- 149
Citation :- EFFECT OF PLANT EXTRACTS ON GERMINATION OF BRASSICA SEEDS.Agricultural Science Digest.2010.(30):148- 149
B.T. Dangat and A.R. Patil
Address : Department of Botany, Rajaram College, Kolhapur-416004, India.

Abstract

Poor or improper storage facilities of seeds before sowing are responsible for destruction of
a large part of our seed banks. Pre-harvest and post-harvest fungal infections destroy the viability
and vigour of even good quality seeds during storage. If only 40% of seeds germinate on sowing,
it will be a great economic loss indeed. A simple process like pre-sowing seed treatment with
aqueous extracts of common wild plants readily available not only enhances better and vigorous
growth ,but also can save up to 60% of seeds from damage due to fungal infections.

Keywords

Seed mycoflora Antifungal botanicals Germination percentage

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