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Influence of seed priming methods on growth, yield attributes and seed yield of desi chickpea under acidic soils

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4783    | Article Id: D-4783 | Page : 205-208
Citation :- Influence of seed priming methods on growth, yield attributes and seed yield of desi chickpea under acidic soils.Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):205-208
Jamkhogin Lhungdim, Th. Tejmani Singh, K. Nandini Devi, N. Anando Singh and Yumnam Sanatombi Devi ginlhungdim@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795 004, Manipur, India.
Submitted Date : 4-07-2018
Accepted Date : 15-09-2018

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at College of Agriculture, CAU, Imphal (Manipur) to evaluate the effect of priming methods and sowing depth of desi chickpea variety JG-14 during rabi season of 2014-15 and 2015-16 with two factors viz, priming methods (Distilled water, Mannitol, NaCl and KNO3) and sowing depth (5 cm, 7.5 cm and 10 cm). Hydro-primed seeds of chickpea sown at 10 cm recorded significantly highest growth parameters, yield attributes and seed yield (852.73 kg/ha) while, lowest grain yield was recorded in NaCl primed seeds with 5 cm sowing depth. Higher root length and root dry matter were obtained from the plants primed with KNO3 with sowing depth of 7.5 cm while hydro-primed seeds sown at 5 cm exhibited earliest germination whereas, hydro-primed seeds sown at 10cm recorded the highest field emergence (75.42%). Highest net return and B:C ratio (1.38) was obtained with hydro-priming and sowing depth of 10 cm could be recommended for desi chick pea in North eastern region.

Keywords

Desi chickpea Growth Seed priming Sowing depth Yield.

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