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, D. N. Yadav, K.B. Koirala, K.R. Pandey, R.B. Thapa

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

Keywords

Priming; emergence; incubation; germination; plant population

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v4i1.13902

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