The study of some seed vigor characteristics of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) under shading on mother plant

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Environmental factors during growth and development of plant can be in addition to the number and size of seed production effect on the qualities of seed production. Accordingly, first in the field treated different shading levels (0, 25, 50 and 75 percent) at growth stages (vegetative and reproductive phases and all of growth stages) on chickpea var. ILC482. Then, from produced seeds was carried out some germination tests and seedling growth under laboratory conditions. This exam was designed with a factorial experiment based on completely randomized design (CRD) with three replications at Laboratory of Crop Physiology, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University in 2014.  In this experiment examined seed size and weight, evaluation of seedlings growth and germination indices traits. The results showed that seed characteristics and seedling growth had under effects of shading levels, growth stages and interaction between of them. Shading treatment of 75 percent at vegetative stage had the lowest seed weight (244.6 mg), root dry weight (28.4 mg) and shoot dry weight (28.9 mg). Germination characteristics were only under the impression shading levels. And with the increase of shading levels were less traits values.


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