Effect of Natural Ageing on Seed Quality of Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum L.)

Authors(5) :-Bahader Singh, Axay Bhuker, V.S. Mor, O.S. Dahiya, R.C. Punia

The present research was carried out on four genotypes of fenugreek viz. HM-202, HM-204, HM-205 and HM-214, with four seed lots of each genotype including fresh, one year, two year and three year old seed lot. In this experiment, all the four seed lots of each four genotypes were tested for various physiological and biochemical basis for loss in viability and vigour. It was observed that, test weight (g), seed density (g/cc), standard germination (%), seedling length (cm), dry weight per seedling (mg), vigour index-I & II, viability (%) by tetrazolium test, speed of emergence, seedling establishment (%) decreased whereas, mean emergence time (days) and electrical conductivity (µS/cm/seed) of seed leachates increased with ageing period. The seed of each genotype sustain their germination up to two year thereafter, the germination falls below IMSCS (70 %). Maximum germination was retained by genotype HM-202 followed by, HM-205 and maximum loss of germination was observed in genotype HM-214, hence the genotype HM-202 was found superior in respect of viability, vigour and storability whereas genotype HM-214 was found poor under ambient conditions.

Authors and Affiliations

Bahader Singh
Seed Science & Technology Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding CCS HAU, Hisar-125004 Haryana, India
Axay Bhuker
Seed Science & Technology Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding CCS HAU, Hisar-125004 Haryana, India
V.S. Mor
Seed Science & Technology Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding CCS HAU, Hisar-125004 Haryana, India
O.S. Dahiya
Seed Science & Technology Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding CCS HAU, Hisar-125004 Haryana, India
R.C. Punia
Seed Science & Technology Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding CCS HAU, Hisar-125004 Haryana, India

Natural Ageing, Seed Quality, Fenugreek, Biochemical Tests

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 4 | September-October 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-11-05
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 243-248
Manuscript Number : IJSRST151223
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

Bahader Singh, Axay Bhuker, V.S. Mor, O.S. Dahiya, R.C. Punia, " Effect of Natural Ageing on Seed Quality of Fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum L.), International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.243-248, September-October-2015. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST151223
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST151223

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