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Effect of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on Seed Quality Parameters of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L)


Rakesh Singh*, Deepti Prabha and Chauhan JS

An investigation was carried out during two consecutive years (2019 and 2020) at Seed Research Farm, Department of Seed Science and Technology, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand (India). The experiment was conducted on the effect of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on seed quality parameters of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.). There were eight treatments including control and each treatment was replicated thrice. The data was analyzed in randomized block design. The study revealed that all the seed quality parameters like 1000 seed weight (2.46 g), Seed protein content (26.06 μg/mg), Seed Nitrogen content (4.22%), Phosphorus content (0.931%), Potassium content (0.503%), seed germination (95.50%), seedling length (9.58 cm), seedling dry weight (4.73 mg), seed vigour index-I (SVI-I) (890.94) and seed vigour index-II (SVI-II) (439.89) were recorded maximum with treatment of PGPR, alone and in the combination of two strains. All parameters showed minimum values in untreated control as compared to the rest of the treatments. The study revealed that all the treatments of PGPR had a significant impact on seed quality parameters of finger millet.

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