ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Mohammad Shahid, Mukesh Srivastava, Sonika Pandey, Anuradha Singh, Shubha Trivedi, Yatindra Kumar Srivastava, Ved Ratan and D.K. Srivastava
Biocontrol Laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, U.P. India.
*Council of Science and Technology, Lucknow, India.
J. Pure Appl. Microbiol., 2016, 10 (2): 1175-1180
© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 10/01/2016 | Accepted: 25/03/2016 | Published: 30/06/2016
Abstract

In this study, potential and effective strain of Trichoderma (T. harzianum Th. Azad) has been investigated and their effect of pre sowing seed treatment on germination, seedling establishment, seedling dry weight and vigour in chickpea genotype (Radhey) was observed. The different pre sowing seed treatments showed different responses against all eight tested quality parameters. Chickpea seeds were treated with Trichoderma bioformulation and metabolite preparation. As a result, the percentage of seed germination was found to be higher in Trichoderma harzianum (Th. azad) metabolite treated seeds as compared to the Trichoderma bioformulation. Various attributes with their observations include seed germination (61% and 55%), root length (110.4 and 106.112 cm) shoot length (15.47and 15.2 cm) seedling length ( 25.48 and 24.94 cm), dry weight (.80 and .77 cm), vigour index I (1554.2 and 1371.7 ) and vigour index II (48.0 and 42.35).  Protein content was also high in metabolite treated seeds (1.10 and 1.12) which suggests that metabolite treatment induces some Pr protein encoding genes.  Among all treatments, control showed the poorest performance for all eight tested attributes.

Keywords

Germination, Trichoderma, Vigour, Chickpea.

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