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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 3: September 2017
Page (s) : 192-195
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 25-Sep-2017
Effect of Stratification Duration and Seed Treatment with GA3 on Seed Germination, Transplanting Success and Seed ling Mortality in Chinese Guava (Psidium sp. L.)
Surya Narayan*
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The experiment was con ducted at the Department of Horticulture, Kulbhasker Ashram Post Graduate College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh with a view to standardize suitable stratification duration and hormone concentration for guava seed treatment. There were seven treatment combinations including a control. Different duration of seed stratification i.e., 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours were tried along with the 100 ppm, 200 ppm and 300 ppm GA3 seed treatment. Treated seeds were sown in the polythene bags (25 x15 cm size, 200 gauge thick) containing soil, sand and FYM mix ture (1:1:1). It was interesting to note that the effect of stratification duration and hormone treatment concentration was found to be significant for seed germination, transplanting success, seedling mortality percentage and rate of seed germination. Treatment T6 (48 hrs stratification + 300 ppm GA3 ) resulted in highest percentage (51.0 %) of seed germination while the lowest percentage (23.25) was recorded in T9 (72 hrs + 300 ppm GA3) treatment and the transplanting success was also lowest in T9. The seedling mortality percentage was maximum (62.66%) with T9 whereas lowest percentage (17.0%) was observed in T6 treatment. It may be concluded that T6 treatment can be recommended for the better stand establishment of guava nursery.

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Narayan S. (2017). Effect of stratification duration and seed treatment with GA3 on seed germination, transplanting success and seedling mortality in Chinese guava (Psidium sp. L.). HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(3) : 192-195.
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