Effect of seed soaking on the grain yield of rainfed sorghum

Jagadeesan, M. and Kannadasan, M. and Muthuvel, P. and Ravikumar, V. (1984) Effect of seed soaking on the grain yield of rainfed sorghum. Madras Agricultural Journal, 71 (3). pp. 200-201.

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Grain yields of sorghum cv. IS 3541 grown in the rabi [winter] season 1982-3 on a soil deficient in available Fe and Zn from seed left untreated or soaked in distilled water or solutions containing 1 of 2 concn. of (a) zinc sulphate, (b) ferrous sulphate, (c) manganese sulphate, (d) potassium chloride, (d) potassium chloride, (e) diammonium phosphate or (f) potassium dihydrogen phosphate were 3.5 t/ha without mineral treatments, lowest at 2.79 t/ha with 9% (e), perhaps due to depressed germination, and highest at 4.52 t/ha with 2% (b), followed by 4.23 t/ha with 8% (a).

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Cotton and Millet Experiment Station, Kovilpatti 627 701, Tamil Nadu, India
Subjects: Plant Production > Production Practices
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 13:37
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2012 13:37
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/3809

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