10.5937/ratpov51-6572 = Effect of soybean seed priming on germination and vigour depending on the seed lot and sowing date

Zlatica Miladinov, Svetlana Balesevic-Tubic, Vuk Djordjevic, Vojin Djukic, Aleksandar Ilic, Lazar Cobanovic
2014 Ratarstvo i Povrtarstvo  
The objective of this paper was to examine the effect of seed lot, sowing date, and priming on germination and vigour of soybean seed. Three different seed lots of an old soybean variety (Lot 1, Lot 2, Lot 3) created at the Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops in Novi Sad were used. There were three sowing dates: 10 April, 20 May and 20 June. KNO 3 (1%), H 2 O 2 (0.1%), GA 3 (0.075%) and distilled water were used as primers. The results showed that soaking the seed prior to sowing, so called
more » ... sowing, so called priming, positively affected seed germination and vigour in all three lots and with all three sowing dates. The best effect was accomplished with Lot 1 and sowing on the third date. With regards to primers, the best effect was achieved with the application of KNO 3 and H 2 O 2 solutions. Research has shown that even soaking the seed in distilled water, which is a simple, cheap, and ecological method of priming, in most cases leads to improvement of germination and vigour of soybean seed.
doi:10.5937/ratpov51-6572 fatcat:gacqeq5hqzb3dmkv7r5cgkhn2y