ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT ORGANIC PRIMING TREATMENTS ON SEED QUALITY PARAMETERS IN FOXTAIL MILLET (SETARIA ITALICA L.)PREMARA BINNY JACOB, ARUN KUMAR CHAURASIA , PRADEEP K. SHUKLA, SMILY PRIYANKA NELAPATI, C H SAI KIRAN AND POONAM DILIP PATIL
The present study was carried out to assess the effect of organic seed treatments on seed quality parameters of foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.). The study was carried out in the seed testing laboratory of Department of Genetics and Plant breeding, SHUATS, Prayagraj with the treatments as Panchagavya, Neem leaf extract, Moringa leaf extract, Tulasi leaf extract, Coconut water and Cow urine. Seeds primed with Panchagavya 5% germination % (93.18), root length (11.06cm), shoot length (12.78cm), seedling length (23.84cm), seedling fresh weight (7.99g), seedling dry weight (0.76g), vigour index I (2221.41), vigour index II (70.82) increased. Priming with coconut water, neem leaf extract, moringa leaf extract, tulsi leaf extract and cow urine were not found so effective in enhancing the seed quality parameters of foxtail millet.