STANDARDIZATION OF GERMINATION TEST IN KASURI METHI (TRIGONELLA CORNICULATA L.)

SHAMSHER SHERAWAT, R.P.S. KHARB AND AXAY BHUKER

Department of Seed Science & Technology,

CCS, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India

(Email: bhuker.axay@gmail.com)

(Received: 15 March, 2014, Accepted: 28 March, 2014)

SUMMARY

An experiment was conducted to standardize the germination test for kasuri methi crop as standard conditions for this test were not available in ISTA rules. Highest germination percentage (77.33%) was exhibited in a two way interaction (TP, 20oC) of substrate and temperature. Therefore, seeds of this leguminous crop may be tested for standard germination by TP method at 20oC and the seedlings may be finally evaluated on 10th day.

Key words : Standardization, germination test, kasuri methi.

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