Evaluation of Different Pre-sowing Seed Treatment for Improving Growth, Yield and Yield Attributes of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn)

Nuthalapati Karthik Arun Kumar Chaurasia, Rajaka Karthik Kumar Karunakar Reddy Guduri
2021 International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences  
during Kharif season 2019, in order to standardize the suitable pre-sowing seed treatment of Finger millet. Differentpre-sowing seed treatments including control were evaluated by screening 12 hour viz., T 0 -Control, T 1 -DH 2 O, T 2 -Manitol @ 2%, T 3 -Manitol @ 4%, T 4 -KCl @ 2%, T 5 -KCl @ 4%, T 6 -KNO 3 @ 2%, T 7 -KNO 3 @ 4%, T 8 -CaCl 2 @ 2%, T 9 -CaCl 2 @ 4%, T 10 -Parthenium leaf extract @ 5%, T 11 -Neem leaf extract @ 5%, T 12 -Tulasi leaf extract @ 5%. It was found that all the
more » ... ing seed treatments including with control shows significant difference and lowest taken days to 50% flowering by T 7 -KNO 3 @ 4% and number of fingers per panicle, biological yield, harvest index were observed high in T 5 -KCl @ 4% in field experiment. These study helps to improve the growth, yield and yield attributes by the help of Pre-sowing seed treatment which is simple method, economic and no requirement for expensive equipment, non-toxic and eco-friendly. K e y w o r d s Finger millet,
doi:10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1002.030 fatcat:4h5aaunqy5finpuhdm2jtiadye