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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 10, Part L (2020)

Cost effective protocol: Breaking seed dormancy to obtain homogenous germination for large scale propagation of Gmelina arborea Roxb

Author(s)
Shilpa S Madke
Abstract
It has always been a challenge for scientists and forest managers to break seed dormancy to obtain homogenous germination for large scale propagation. The hard seed coat plays a major role in dormancy of forest seeds. The effect of pre-treatments such as hot water, conc. sulphuric acid, pre-soaking, hot soil followed by chilled water etc were tested on breaking seed dormancy. Good germination rate was obtained in seeds treated with hot soil followed by pouring chilled water. The method was innovative and successfully. This study gives a cost effective protocol for homogenous seed germination for large scale propagation and commercial production of G. arborea saplings.
Pages: 727-729  |  114 Views  0 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shilpa S Madke. Cost effective protocol: Breaking seed dormancy to obtain homogenous germination for large scale propagation of Gmelina arborea Roxb. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(10):727-729.
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