Improvement in Seed Germination and Growth Parameters in Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng Using Different Growing Media

Sakshi

Department of Forest Products, College of Forestry, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173230, India.

Ravi Bhardwaj *

Department of Forest Products, College of Forestry, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173230, India.

Bhupender Dutt

Department of Forest Products, College of Forestry, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173230, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The experiment was conducted to determine the effect of different growing media on seed germination and growth parameters of Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng under glass house conditions at Dr. YS Parmar university of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan Himachal Pradesh during May 2022 to October 2022. The experiment consist of seven treatments (growing media) viz., S1: Soil (Control), S2: Soil + FYM (2:1), S3: Soil + Vermicompost (2:1), S4: Soil + Coco peat (2:1), S5: Soil + Sand + FYM (1:1:1), S6: Soil + Sand + Vermicompost (1:1:1) and S7: Soil + Sand + Coco peat (1:1:1) with three replications. Observations were recorded on Germination percentage (%), Initiation of germination (days), Completion of germination (days), Mean daily germination (%), Peak value, Germination value, Seedling root length (cm) and Seedling shoot length (cm). The study found that the growing media of (Soil + Sand + Vermicompost) in ratio (1:1:1) exhibited maximum value for seed germination and growth parameters viz., maximum germination percentage (86.00 %), early initiation of germination (10.00 days), early completion of germination (20.33 days), peak value (6.35), mean daily germination (4.26 %), germination value (27.15), seedling shoot length (17.60 cm) and seedling root length (18.90 cm). However, the minimum value for all germination and growth parameters was recorded in control.

Keywords: Murraya koenigii, growing media, germination, vermicompost


How to Cite

Sakshi, Bhardwaj , R., & Dutt , B. (2024). Improvement in Seed Germination and Growth Parameters in Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng Using Different Growing Media. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(6), 18–25. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i64602

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