International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 11, Part B (2018)
Application of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the germination and seedling growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Nanotechnology has been found to revolutionize the agriculture with new techniques to enhance the supply of nutrients to the plants. The uses of nano particles as modern agricultural practice favor the growth of plants. Carbon Nano Tubes (CNTs) have the potential to increase the germination and growth of some plants, extending the applicability of the new field of nano-biotechnology to enhance productivity. CNTs can be used for boosting up the early germination process as well as disease resistance by providing desired molecules and reducing the lifecycle of the crop. In present experiment attempts were made to find out the response of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) upon the vegetative growth of Triticum aestivum L. at experimental farm of Dayalbagh, Agra. Total four treatments i.e., 20 (T1), 30 (T2), 40 (T3) and 50 (T4) µgm/ml along with control (T0) were applied in triplicates. Germination percentage, plant height, no of tillers /unit area were observed at 30, 60, 90 Days after sowing. Data was analyzed and interpreted. The study concluded that MWCNTs played significant role in germination and vegetative growth of Triticum aestivum L. More significant responses were observed in T3 and T4 than T1 and control respectively.
How to cite this article:
Shiv Shankar Gautam, Guru Prasad Satsangi, Sanjay Yadav, Vibha Rani Satsangi. Application of multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the germination and seedling growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Int J Appl Res 2018;4(11):106-108.