Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 4

Seed Quality as Influence by Plant Growth Regulators in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.)

Anjita J. Hirpara, M. A. Vaddoria and Amit M. Polara

Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh - 362001, India.

Received on 10 May 2015 and accepted on 20 July 2015



An experiment was conducted to find out the effect of growth regulators and stages of spray on seed yield and quality in bitter gourd variety phule green gold during summer-20013. Application of GA3 50 ppm exerted significantly the highest seed yield per plant (10.38g), which was at par with GA3 25 ppm (S1) (10.24), ethrel 250 ppm (S3) (10.04) and ethrel 500 ppm (S4) (10.15). The maximum germination percentage (95.93 %), root length (14.55 cm) shoot length (13.96 cm) vigour index-I (1234)and vigour index-II (5856) were recorded with GA3 50 ppm.

Keywords : Bitter gourd, Gibberrelic Acid, Ethrel, Naphthalic Acetic Acid (NAA), Cycocel (CCC), Germination, Vigour index