SEED AGE AND pH OF WATER SOLUTION EFFECTS ON FIELD PEA (PISUM SATIVUM L.) GERMINATION

  • Bukvic GORDANA Faculty of Agriculture Osijek, Trg Sv. Trojstva 3, 31000 Osijek
  • Sonja GRLJUÅ IĆ Agricultural Institute Osijek, Juzno predgradje 17, 31000 Osijek
  • Vlatka ROZMAN Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek, 3 Trg Sv. Trojstva, 31000 Osijek
  • Dragana LUKIC Faculty of Agriculture Osijek, Trg Sv. Trojstva 3, 31000 Osijek
  • Rajka LACKOVIC Faculty of Agriculture Osijek, Trg Sv. Trojstva 3, 31000 Osijek
  • Dario NOVOSELOVIĆ University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Department of Biology, Trg Lj. Gaja 6, 31000 Osijek
Keywords: seed age, germination, field pea, pH

Abstract

The laboratory experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of seed age and water solution pH on field pea (Pisum sativum L.) germination energy, germination, seedling root length and stem height. Seeds aged 33 and 21 months and four water solution pH levels (5, 6, 7 and 8) were tested. The values of all investigated traits were significantly higher (p=0.01) for the 21 months old seed. Different water solution pH exerted an influence on germination, seedling root length, stem height (p=0.01) and germination energy (p=0.05). Irrespective of seed age, germination energy (61.50% in average) was highest at pH=7, whereas germination (70.75% in average) and root length (10.924 cm in average) at pH=6. Stem height of seedlings developed from 33 months old seeds was highest at pH=6. Furthermore, stem height of seedlings grown from 21 months old seeds was highest at pH=5.

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Published
2007-08-05
How to Cite
GORDANA, B., GRLJUŠIĆ, S., ROZMAN, V., LUKIC, D., LACKOVIC, R., & NOVOSELOVIĆ, D. (2007). SEED AGE AND pH OF WATER SOLUTION EFFECTS ON FIELD PEA (PISUM SATIVUM L.) GERMINATION. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 35(1), 20-26. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha351246
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Research Articles

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