SUNIL KUMAR*, V. P. S. SANGWAN, V. S. MOR, VIKASH KUMAR AND PRADEEP SINGH
Department of Seed Science & Technology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : June 16, 2018; Accepted : August 20, 2018)
Seed material comprising six genotypes of fenugreek viz., HM-57 (Hisar Sonali), HM-103 (Hisar Suvarna), HM-273,
RMT-361, FGK-49 (UM-355) and FGK-80 (JFG-266) having germination (>75%) above minimum seed certification standard
(MSCS) were collected at the time of sowing of crop. In case of natural ageing, fenugreek seed stored in cotton bags under ambient conditions up to 18 months of storage periods and checked all physiological parameters after 18 months. For defining the artificial ageing, fresh seed of all six genotypes of fenugreek were artificially aged (41±1ºC/72 h) and observations were recorded after artificial ageing. After that comparison in both (natural & artificial) ageing, natural aged seeds were better performer other than artificial aged seeds in all physiological parameters in fenugreek seed.
Key words : Fenugreek, aged, physiological, germination, natural-artificial