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Impact of Different Media on Germination and Emergence of Tomato Genotypes

Impact of Different Media on Germination and Emergence of Tomato Genotypes

Yousaf Ali1, Muhammad Zamin1*, Ibadullah Jan1, Shahen Shah2, Muhammad Mazhar Hussain3, Fazli Rabbi4 and Muhammad Amin

1University of Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 2University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 3National Agricultur Research Center, Islamabad, Pakistan; 4University of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; 5Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sharyingal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.  


An experiment on the “Impact of different media on germination and emergence of tomato genotypes)” was conducted at National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) Islamabad, during June to August 2018. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) consisting of four planting medium treatments (compost, mixture, clay and sand) and six tomato genotypes (Nadir, Money Maker, Pakit, Nagina, Roma and Rio grande) with three replications. The results revealed that the combination of compost and mixture has significant effect on shoot height, number of leaves, stem and root length, however stem diameter was significantly affected by compost and non significantly affected by genotypes. As far as the genotypes performance is concerned, genotype money maker showed the best performance for all the agronomic characters providing maximum shoot height (34.07cm), lengthiest root (47.87 cm), maximum number of leaves (6.42) and the highest stem diameter (1.24 cm ). Similarly, there was significant effect of compost on various parameters such as the tallest shoots (42.07 cm), maximum number of leaves (8), wider stem diameter (1.33 cm) and maximum root length (52.41 cm) were produced at the planting medium of compost. So tomato genotype, money maker applied with compost is recommended for better yield.


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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture


Vol. 37, Iss. 2, Pages 331-713


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