Enhancement Of Physical And Biochemical Parameters Of Pithecellobium Dulce Seed By Pre-Sowing Electromagnetic Exposure

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Priyanka Singh , Manisha Agrawal , Pratibha Katiyar


For the development of chemical-free and sustainable agricultural practices to generate germination and growth in plants, pre-sowing electromagnetic treatment was exposed to seeds of Pithecellobium dulce was investigated. Genetically uniform seeds were exposed to the magnetic fields of 500 G for different time induction of 10, 20, 30, and 40 minutes, respectively through an electromagnetic stimulator. The treated and control (non-treated) seeds were sown in separate trays in the same laboratory conditions. Germination percentage (GP), relative root growth (RRG), relative shoot growth (RSG), Germination Index (GI), Vigor index (VI), biomass and Reducing sugar (RS), Total Protein (TP), Amylase Activity (AC), Total Carbohydrates (TC) biochemical parameters were measured by standard methods. There were significant statistical and visual differences noticed among all sets of experiments. Data analyzed that electromagnetically treated seeds gave better results than non-treated seeds. The effective range of electromagnetic treatment for Pithecellobium dulce seed was 500 G for 30 minutes of time induction. Results suggest that the pre-sowing electromagnetic treatment could probably be used to improve the productivity of plants by enhancing germination and seedling growth with a chemical-free, damage-free and sustainable method at the cultivator level.

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