Effect of Seed Treatment (Soaking Cum Incubation) on Plant Population Maintenance of Maize (Zea Mays L) under Rainfed Conditions during Winter Season at Parwanipur, Bara, Nepal

  • B.P. Yadav Regional Agriculture Research Station, Parwanipur, Bara, Nepal Agriculture Research Council
  • D. N. Yadav Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur Chitwan, Tribhuban University
  • K.B. Koirala Regional Agriculture Research Station, Parwanipur, Bara, Nepal Agriculture Research Council
  • K.R. Pandey Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur Chitwan, Tribhuban University
  • R.B. Thapa Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur Chitwan, Tribhuban University
Keywords: Priming, emergence, incubation, germination, plant population

Abstract

Non-primed top quality seed of maize having cent-percent germination in lab resulted only 61% emergence in the field based on 4806 observations for non-primed seed while treated seed (priming cum incubation) recorded 82 % emergence in the field based on 4806 observations during first year. During second year experiment also non-primed top quality seed of hybrid maize having cent-percent germination in lab resulted 71.29% emergence while priming cum incubation treatment recorded 91.84% emergence. The result of both years clearly indicates the importance of seed treatment for maintaining the optimum plant population and there by insuring higher yield of winter hybrid maize.

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol 4(1): 113-116

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2016-03-31
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Yadav, B., Yadav, D. N., Koirala, K., Pandey, K., & Thapa, R. (2016). Effect of Seed Treatment (Soaking Cum Incubation) on Plant Population Maintenance of Maize (Zea Mays L) under Rainfed Conditions during Winter Season at Parwanipur, Bara, Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 4(1), 113-116. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v4i1.13902
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