Effect of Seed Priming on Radish with Different Nutrients at Various Soaking Durations
Bilal Pervaiz Khan1, Neelam Ara1, Shujaat Ali1,2*, Kamran Khurshid Baigh1 and Abdul Wahab1
The study was conducted at Agriculture Research Station Baffa Mansehra (ARSBM), Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in winter 2016, from the behalf of Agriculture University Peshawar, on the influence of priming of seed on radish cv. Green Neck with various nutrient sources; water and 1 % of P solution of DAP, SSP, 1% K solution of KCl and 0.01 % B solution of boric acid at different priming durations with 6 hours interval (06, 12, 18, 24 hours). Un-soaked dried seeds were used as control. Research comprised of two factors i.e. sources and priming durations. There were 25 treatments having three replications. Priming seed significantly affected the germination and vegetative attributes of radish. The result of experiment showed that the highest germination percentage (86.4 %), percentage of survival (83.6 %), minimum days to emergence (9.1), tallest plant height (41 cm), yield of leaves plant-1 (14.4), leaf area (295.8 cm2), root length (20.6 cm), root weight in g (522.4) root diameter in cm (4.51), and total yield (23.8 tones ha-1) were obtained when seeds were soaked in DAP solution. In case of storage duration, The maximum germination percentage (82.5 %), survival percentage (84.4 %), plant height (43.7cm), ), total yield of leaves plant-1 (14.2 g), area of leaf (293 cm2), root diameter (4.50 cm), root length (20 cm), root weight (524.7g) and total yield ha-1 (23.9tonesha-1) were observed when seeds were primed for 18 hours priming duration in Di-ammonium phosphate DAP solution. Incase DAP, showed excellent performance in germination, growth and yield. While KCl also gave better results in most of parameters.