EXOGENEOUS APPLICATION OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT AND SALICYLIC ACID ON MODULATION OF SALINITY STRESS EFFECTS IN PEA (PISUM SATIVUM) PLANTSVishal Sharma and Sarita and Alka
Soil salinity, a scourge and severe impediment that have negative effects in agriculture production, is a serious and environmental global problem. The present world population is 7.7 billion and is expected to cross 9.6 billion by the end of year 2050, this increase put enormous pressure in future on agriculture sector to get sustainable development. In the present study, the negative effect of salinization is ameliorated with to treatment of MLE (Moringa leaf extract) and Salicylic acid (SA), mitigating the deleterious effects of abiotic stresses. The synergistic effect of SA and MLE spray is studied on different parameters (seed germination, shoot/root length and fresh/dry weight) in Pea plants. The maximum increase is recorded in MLE (100%) and SA(100Î¼M). Nearly 80% seeds germinated and the weight parameter shows excellent results with 20 fold increase in comparison to control.