Varietal Identification and Seed Quality Estimation through Biochemical Characterisation of Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.)

Jigyasha Rawat

College of Forestry Ranichauri, V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India.

Sumit Chaudhary *

College of Forestry Ranichauri, V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India.

Pankaj Kumar

College of Forestry Ranichauri, V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India.

Ankit Kandari

College of Forestry Ranichauri, V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India.

R.K. Bijalwan

College of Forestry Ranichauri, V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India.

Laxmi Rawat

College of Forestry Ranichauri, V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand, India.

Pavan Shukla

VKS College of Horticulture, Dumraon-802136, Buxar, Bihar, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present investigation was conducted during kharif of 2021 at College of Forestry, Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal of VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry, Bharsar, Pauri, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, to investigate the biochemical characteristics of different varieties of amaranth.The laboratory experiment was conducted in completely randomized design (CRD) with three replications comprising seven varieties to assess the seed quality and biochemical characters of grain amaranth.In laboratory condition, the seed quality attributes under standard germination test ,viz., germination percentage, seedling total length, seedling fresh and dry weight,and seedling vigour indices were recorded higher with the treatmentT5(PRA-2).Under stress test,viz., accelerate ageing, cold test and water sensitivity test, significantly higher value of seed quality parameters were recorded with the treament T6(PRA-3).On the basis of this investigation, it could be concluded that treatments T4 (PRA-1), T5(PRA-2), T6(PRA-3) and T7(Annapurna)are performing overall better for biochemical and seed quality of amaranth.

Keywords: Cold test, stress test, seedling vigour indices, Uttarakhand


How to Cite

Rawat , Jigyasha, Sumit Chaudhary, Pankaj Kumar, Ankit Kandari, R.K. Bijalwan, Laxmi Rawat, and Pavan Shukla. 2024. “Varietal Identification and Seed Quality Estimation through Biochemical Characterisation of Amaranth (Amaranthus Hypochondriacus L.)”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 36 (7):561-68. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i74766.

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