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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 3163-3172

Accelerated Ageing for Prediction of Storability in Onion (Allium cepa L.) Seeds
Manjunath V. Balikai1*, N. K. Biradarpatil1, Jagadish Hosamaniand M. S. Biradar2
1Department of Seed Science and Technology
2Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Vijayapura  University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad- 580005, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

A laboratory experiment was conducted to predict the storability by accelerated ageing in onion in the Department of Seed Science and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, during 2018-19. The experiment consisted of fifteen seed lots with varied levels of germination and it was laid out in CRD design with four replications. All seed lots were subjected to: standard germination test, electrical conductivity test, radicle emergence test, accelerated ageing test and field emergence test. The results indicated that, accelerated ageing (AA) and field emergence was highly correlated with r = 0.925 and also with germination (r = 0.923). The accelerated ageing and electrical conductivity was correlated with r = -0.933. The correlation between accelerated ageing and mean germination time was -0.857. Thus, AA test can be potentially used for predicting the storability and evaluating seed vigour in onion seeds.

Keywords: Germination, vigour, accelerated ageing, onion

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Manjunath V. Balikai, N. K. Biradarpatil, Jagadish Hosamani and Biradar, M. S. 2020. Accelerated Ageing for Prediction of Storability in Onion (Allium cepa L.) Seeds.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 3163-3172. doi:
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