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Effect of Storage Condition and Duration on Seed Germination of Pongamia pinnata L.Pierre

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Forestry and Environment, SHIATS, Allahabad-211007, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 19-24, April,8 (2015)

Abstract

A study was carried out at the College of Forestry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar,India to evaluate the effect of different storage condition (i.e. Closed light, open light, closed dark, open dark) and different storage duration (0,30, 60, 90, 120 days) respectively on seed germination of Pongamia pinnata. Seeds in different storage condition and duration for 30 days stored in closed polythene bag in dark gives maximum germination (61.11%), mean daily germination (1.52), peak value (2.06) and germination value (8.14). In addition seed germination was maximum (45.55%) even after 120 days of storage in closed dark condition is the most appropriate storage condition for long term storage of seeds of Pongamia pinnata.

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