Techniques of seed priming in field crops

Yadav, R.K. and Saini, P.K. and Pratap, M. and Tripathi, S.K. (2018) Techniques of seed priming in field crops. International Journal of Chemical Studies, 6 (3). pp. 1588-1594.

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Priming in botany and agriculture is a form of seed planting preparation in which the seeds are pre-soaked before planting. Farmers do not have sufficient resources to meet the requirement of seedbed preparation for sowing and they are at more risk as compared to progressive farmers. On the other hand good establishment increases competitiveness against weeds, increases tolerance to drought period, increase yield and avoids the time consuming need for re-sowing that is costly too. It is well accepted fact that priming improves germination, reduces seedling emergence time and improves stand establishment. A method to improve the rate and uniformity of germination is the priming or physiological advancement of the seed lot. The general purpose of seed priming is to partially hydrate the seed to a point where germination processes are begun, but they would exhibit rapid germination when re-imbibed under normal or stress conditions. A lot of work has been done on seed priming and results of these studies indicate well the importance of priming to get a good crop stand in many crops of tropical region such as rice, sorghum and maize.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed priming, germination
Author Affiliation: Department Of Crop Physiology Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, Uttar Parades, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 07:36
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 07:36

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