Reducing Drought Stress Effects in Germination and Establishment Stage of Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum L.) By Seed Priming

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  • Reza AMIRNIA
  • Mahdi GHIYASI1

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Drought, cumin, osmoriming, hydropriming, germination, seedling growth

Abstract

Drought is one of the abiotic stresses that limit agricultural productions. In this study the effects of various seed priming treatments on germination and seedling growth of cumin under different levels of drought were investigated. Seeds were treated with KNO3 and KH2PO4 solutions having -1.2 MPa (osmopriming) and water (hydropriming) for 18h. Drought levels -0.3, -0.6 and -0.9 MPa were created by PEG6000. Control seeds were not treated. Results showed that seed priming significantly improved germination and seedling growth of cumin under drought stress conditions. Primed seeds with KNO3 and KH2PO4 were more suitable to hydropriming compared to untreated ones.

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2019-06-16

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AMIRNIA, R., & GHIYASI1, M. (2019). Reducing Drought Stress Effects in Germination and Establishment Stage of Cumin (Cuminum Cyminum L.) By Seed Priming. Journal of Applied Biological Sciences, 10(3), 24–26. Retrieved from https://jabsonline.org/index.php/jabs/article/view/510

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