Double barrier dielectric plasma treatment of leucaena seeds to improve wettability and overcome dormancy
A technique of surface modification by atmospheric plasma-double barrier dielectric (DBD) plasma discharge was used as a pre-germination treatment for leucaena seeds to improve wettability and germination. It was found that hydrophobic seeds given DBD treatment became hydrophilic and consequently, germination and vigour parameters more than doubled. These results indicate that DBD may be a promising technology for use in agriculture.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2015
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