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Influence of seed invigoration techniques on germination and seedling vigor of maize (Zea mays L.)

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dc.contributor.author Khan, A.Z.
dc.contributor.author Shah, T.
dc.contributor.author Khan, S.
dc.contributor.author Rehman, A.
dc.contributor.author Akbar, H.
dc.contributor.author Muhammad, A.
dc.contributor.author Khalil, S.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-26T12:10:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-26T12:10:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-18
dc.identifier.citation Khan, A.Z., T. Shah, S. Khan, A. Rehman, H. Akbar, A. Muhammad, S.K. Khalil. 2017. ”Influence of seed invigoration techniques on germination and seedling vigor of maize (Zea mays L.)”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 50 (3): 61-70. DOI: 10.1515/cerce-2017-0026. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/978
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to assess the comparative efficiency of different priming techniques on germination and early seedling growth of maize cultivars. Laboratory experiments were conducted to examine the efficacy of different seed invigoration treatments on seed germination and vigor traits of three maize hybrids, Pioneer 3025, Pioneer 70 and Baber at Agronomy research laboratory, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. The experiment was laid in completely randomized design (CRD) and was replicated thrice. The treatments included control treatment (T1) unsoaked/dry seed, (T2) hydropriming with distilled water for 24 hrs, (T3) halo priming treatments with NaCl (3% solution) for 24 hrs, (T4) osmopriming with PEG-6000 for 24 hrs and (T5), hormonal priming with GA3 for 24 hrs. The results showed that seed invigoration treatment with gibberellic acid (GA3) PEG-6000 and hydropriming with distilled water for 24 hrs gave higher germination, decreased days to 50% germination, increased shoot length, root length, seedling fresh and dry weight, as compared to halo priming with NaCl and control treatment. It is concluded that seed invigoration with GA3, osmopriming with PEG-6000 and hydropriming with distilled water for 24 hrs serve as an appropriate treatment for accelerating the emergence and growth parameters of maize hybrid. Pioneer 3025 showed its superiority over other cultivars in all the studied parameters. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject priming en_US
dc.subject seed germination en_US
dc.subject seedling growth en_US
dc.subject vigor en_US
dc.subject maize en_US
dc.title Influence of seed invigoration techniques on germination and seedling vigor of maize (Zea mays L.) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation A.Z. Khan, T. Shah, S. Khan, A. Rehman, H. Akbar, A. Muhammad, S.K. Khalil, Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 50
dc.issue 3
dc.publicationDate 2017
dc.startingPage 61
dc.endingPage 70
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/cerce-2017-0026


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