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Effect of various presowing treatments on seed germination of Heracleum candicans Wall. ex DC.: a high value medicinal plant

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The paper describes the effect of presowing treatments to improve percentage germination and reduce mean germination time (MGT). Of the various pretreatments tried, 14 days chilling at 4°C significantly (P<0.05) improved percentage germination (88.89%). Upon reducing the chilling duration (7 days) the improvement in germination was accompanied by increase in MGT. The lowest MGT was achieved through KNO3 treatment. Germination response varied significantly (P<0.05) between populations. Possible reasons for such variation is discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2003

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