Research Biotica, Volume 5, Issue 3 : 113-116. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/5.3.2023/113-116
Research Article

Published on : 21-Aug-2023

Biopriming of Tomato Seeds with Native Trichoderma Species for Enhanced Seedlings Vigour

  • Dipankar Mandal
  • Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Chiplima, Sambalpur, Odisha (768 025), India
  • Rini Pal
  • Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Chiplima, Sambalpur, Odisha (768 025), India
  • Sanjukta Mohapatra
  • Regional Research and Technology Transfer Station, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Chiplima, Sambalpur, Odisha (768 025), India

Abstract

The present research was carried out to investigate the effect of tomato seed biopriming using six native Trichoderma isolates under laboratory conditions. The seeds of tomato were primed in Trichoderma isolates and as a control treatment seeds were treated in sterile distilled water. It was observed that all the six native Trichoderma isolates showed good performance with respect to growth, germination percentage and vigour index of tomato seedlings as compared to control. Among the different Trichoderma isolates tested, T5 isolate showed highest shoot growth (5.44 cm), root growth (3.74 cm), germination percentage (90.0%) and seedling vigour index (826.37) followed by T4 isolate. The lowest shoot growth (4.22 cm), root growth (3.07 cm), germination percentage (56.7%) and seedling vigour index (412.70) were recorded in untreated control.

Keywords

Biopriming, Seedling vigour, Solanum lycopersicum L., Tomato, Trichoderma species, Vegetable crop

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