Effect of Dairy Effluent on Germination and Morphological changes Associated With the Growth of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench.seeds

Publication Date : 05/05/2016

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Volume 2
Issue 7
(05 - 2016)

Abstract :

The first and foremost objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of dairy effluent on morphological and chlorophyll content associated with the germination of seed in Sorghum( Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Effluent was analyzed for its pH, EC and chemical compositions. Germinating capacity, morphological changes in the radicle and plumule and chlorophyll content of plumule were studied. The dairy effluent at 75 % concentration is most favourable for seed germination and seedling growth of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. . The crude effluent also did not interfere with growth and chlorophyll content. In conclusion, the slightly acidic dairy effluent with low salinity having the anions and cations well within the admissible limits of I.S.I. can be used for irrigating Sorghum plant as such .But at proper dilutions the dairy effluent can be used as a liquid fertilizer.

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