African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 688

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of Electrocultre on seed germination and growth of Raphanus sativus (L)

Mukundraj B. Patil
  • Mukundraj B. Patil
  • Department of Botany, Late Ramesh Warpudkar College, Sonpeth, Dist. Parbhani (MS) -431 516, India.
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  •  Received: 17 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018

Abstract

Experiments were carried out to study the effect of electricity on the seed germination and growth of the Raphanus sativus. For the experiment, twelve pots were grouped into four sets, each containing three pots. In each pot, 20 seeds were sowed. While keeping all the parameters constant 3V, 6V and 9V electricity was supplied for 10 min daily to three groups only, while one set of three pots were not supplied with the electricity and called as control. Number of seedlings that emerged from soil were counted and percentage germination was calculated. The highest percentage of germination (95%) was recorded in pots supplied with 9V electricity, followed by 90% in the pots supplied with 6V electricity. It was 85% in Control and Pots supplied with 3V electricity. Supply of electricity has significant effect of electricity to increase length of root, diameter of root and weight of root and biomass. Supply of 9V electricity was most effective to affect the growth parameters of R. sativus.

 

Key words: Electricity, growth parameters, percentage germination.