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Effect of pre-sowing seed treatments on germination yield and yield attributing characters of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd.).
 

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4795    | Article Id: D-4795 | Page : 236-238
Citation :- Effect of pre-sowing seed treatments on germination yield and yield attributing characters of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd.)..Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):236-238
N.K. Gayathri and B. Gopal Reddy gayathrirars@gmail.com
Address : Regional Agricultural Research Station, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Nandyal-518 503, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 25-07-2018
Accepted Date : 25-09-2018

Abstract

A laboratory and field experiment was conducted at Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh during rabi 2016-17 to study the effect of different pre-sowing seed treatments on six months old IC 411724 variety quinoa seed for its germination, yield and yield attributing characters. Among different chemicals seed treatments soaking in 1 % KH2PO4 (60 %) followed by distilled water  (54.7%) in 1:1 ratio (seed to solution) for 6 hours recorded significantly higher percent germination in the laboratory. In field study pre-sowing seed treatment with 1 % Na2B4O7.2H2O in 1:1 ratio (seed to solution) for 6 hours recorded significantly higher seed yield (3262 kg/ha) followed by 1 % KCl in 1:1 ratio (seed to solution)  for 6 hours (2669 kg/ha).

Keywords

Quinoa Pre- sowing treatments Germination Yield Yield characters.

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