COMPARATIVE EFFECT OF ORGANICS AND BOTANICALS SEED PRIMING ON SEED QUALITY PARAMETERS OF PUMPKIN (CUCURBITA MOSCHATA)M. JYOTHI, A.K. CHAURASIA, P.K. SHUKLA, M.PRATHYUSHA AND D. VAISHNAVI5
The experiment were conducted to study the Comparative effect of organics and botanicals seed priming on seed quality parameters of pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata), during of 2020-2021 in the post - graduation experiment laboratory of seed science and technology at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding , Naini Agricultural Institute , Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad , Uttar Pradesh. The Pumpkin seeds were treated with soaked seed that is control, Hydro priming (soaked with distilled water for 12 hours), Organic priming (Cow urine, coconut water, Panchagavya, Beeja amrita), Botanical leaf extract (Neem leaf extract, moringa leaf extract) Soaked for 12 hours with different concentrations, on seed of pumpkin. Among all these different treatments are significant but the moringa leaf extract 25% got highest in all seed quality parameters and followed by Cow urine 6% and the lowest one is control.