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Seed hardening

K. SUJATHA*, K. SIVASUBRAMANIAM, J. PADMA AND K. SELVARANI

Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract


Pre sowing seed hardening with water and solutions of halide salts and growth regulating compounds to induce early germination, better root and seedling growth and increased yield has been employed by several workers. Seed hardening has been investigated by those concerned with problem of mitigating seed germination and seedling emergence under problematic field conditions. Hence, seed hardening is one of the physiological pre-sowing seed management practice given to seeds to resist drought or saline / sodic soils to boost up the yield and is also being practiced from time immemorial owing to the better performance among the agriculturists

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