Impact of pre-storage seed invigoration in ash gourd [Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.]

Authors

  • Athmaja S Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, KAU, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala Author
  • Rose Mary Francies Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, KAU, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala Author
  • Dijee Bastian Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, KAU, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala Author
  • Sarah T George Department of Olericulture, College of Horticulture, KAU, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala Author
  • Anita Cherian K Department of Plant Pathology, College of Horticulture, KAU, Vellanikkara, Thrissur, Kerala Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61180/dz2m4a49

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Abstract

Ash gourd is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop in Kerala. In the state, prolonging seed longevity is a major concern as the prevailing hot humid conditions accelerates deterioration of seeds leading to rapid loss of viability during storage. Seed deterioration due to
ageing is indeed inevitable and irreversible phenomenon, the best that can be done is to lower its rate (Coolbear 1995). It is reported that seed priming technology helps in rapid and uniform germination and emergence of seeds and impart a great tolerance to adverse environmental conditions (Heydecker et al. 1973).

Published

2020-12-31

Issue

Section

Short Communication

How to Cite

Impact of pre-storage seed invigoration in ash gourd [Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.]. (2020). Vegetable Science, 45(02), 297-299. https://doi.org/10.61180/dz2m4a49