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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 4 (august 2018) : 456-459

An improved method of seed germination testing in Kabuli chickpea

Basave Gowda, A. Krishna Naik, Rakesh, C. Mathad, B.S. Ganiger, G.Y. Lokesh, B.N. Raghu, Rekha
Cite article:- Gowda Basave, Naik Krishna A., Rakesh, Mathad C., Ganiger B.S., Lokesh G.Y., Raghu B.N., Rekha (2018). An improved method of seed germination testing in Kabuli chickpea. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(4): 456-459. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4879.
An experiment was conducted during 2014-2015 to standardize the seed testing method in Kabuli chickpea MNK-1 by number of seeds and number of germination papers. Among the different testing methods 25 seeds per replication recorded highest seed germination percentage (91.58%), less number of fresh un-germinated seeds (1.91%), abnormal seedlings (4.00%), diseased seeds (2.33%) and significantly higher seedling vigour index-I and II (2215 and 6863), among the number of germination papers used 2+1  as in between paper method(Bottom 2 and one paper above) recorded significantly higher germination percentage (92.12%), less number of fresh un-germinated seeds (1.41%), abnormal seedlings (3.66%), diseased seeds (2.33%) and significantly higher seedling vigour index-I and II (2463 and 6900), when compared to other. Irrespective of number of germination paper and seeds used however, interaction of 25 seeds per replication and 2+1 between paper method of seed germination testing showed significantly germination percentage (96.50%), less number of fresh un-germinated seeds (0.00%), abnormal seedlings (1.00%), diseased seeds (1.00%) and significantly higher seedling vigour index-I and II (2844 and 7792) followed by 50 seeds per replication. 
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