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  1. Acad. J. Med. Plant.


Research Paper

Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants 9(11): 166-170, November 2021
DOI: 10.15413/ajmp.2021.0121
ISSN: 2315-7720
2021 Academia Publishing


Germination and storability study in moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) seeds.

Accepted 24th August, 2021


Axay Bhuker*1, V. S. Mor1, Puneeth Raj M.S.1, Craig Robert McGill2 and Sofkova-Bobcheva, Svetla Kancheva2

1Department of Seed Science and Technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar- 125004, Haryana, India
2Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University Palmerstone North 4410, New Zealand

*Corresponding author. E-mail: bhuker.axay@gmail.com


The study was conducted to find out the optimum temperature and suitable method for germination test and to assess the effect of containers on storability of Moringa seeds during 2019 and 2020. The results revealed that maximum germination (76.1%) was recorded in sand method followed by between paper method (73.3%) while it was minimum (39.3%) in top of paper method. Seedling length was found maximum (140.8 mm) in between paper method which was at par with sand method (139.2 mm). Other seed quality parameters viz., seedling dry weight (0.20), Vigour index-I (11517) and vigour index-II (16.2) were also found maximum in sand method which was at par with between paper method. Among the temperatures, 30oC temperature registered maximum germination (79.1%) and minimum (55.3%) was recorded at 35oC temperature for all seed quality parameters. During storage, polythene bag showed superiority over cloth bags and maintained more germination (88.5%) after 18 months of storage. It is concluded from the study that 30oC is optimum temperature and both between paper and sand method are suitable for germination test in Moringa seeds. Polythene bags (>700 gauge) is a suitable storage container which can maintain germination up to 88% after 18 months of storage.

Key words: Moringa oleifera, germination, storability, temperature, containers.


This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:
Bhuker A, Mor VS, Puneeth Raj MS, McGill CR, Svetla Kancheva SB (2021). Germination and storability study in moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) seeds. Acad. J. Med. Plants. 9(11): 166-170.

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