Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2748

Full Length Research Paper

Efficacy of Panchagavya on seed invigoration of biofuel crops

P. Srimathi1, N. Mariappan2*, L. Sundaramoorthy2 and M. Paramathma3
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641 003, India 2Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Manakkadavu, Pollachi – 642 103, India. 3Centre of Excellence for Biofuel, Forest College and Research Institute, TNAU, Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu --641103, India.
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  •  Accepted: 23 October 2013
  •  Published: 04 November 2013

Abstract

Studies on organic seed fortification with Jatropha curcas and Pongamia pinnata using ‘Panchagavya ’at one, two, three, four and five per cent concentrations with the three different soaking durations revealed that Panchagavya at 2 and 5% with the soaking duration of 16 and 8 h were superior than the control and other concentrations in terms of germination and seedling vigour for Jatropha curcas and Pongamia pinnata respectively.

Key words: Organic fortification, biofuel species, seed germination, seedling vigour.