Germination potential of Falcataria mollucana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes on different hot water pre-germination treatment and germination media

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Germination potential of Falcataria mollucana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes on different hot water pre-germination treatment and germination media

Kean Roe F. Mazo, Rovana M. Jawani, Christian S. Tambac
Int. J. Biosci.17( 1), 183-187, July 2020.
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The experiment was conducted to evaluate the germination potential of Falcataria mollucana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes as affected by the length of time soaking in hot water, different germination media, and light conditions. The experiment was carried out using a three-factor in split-split plot design arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCDB) with three replications. Factor A was the soaking time of seeds (control, 20 seconds, 40 seconds, and 60 seconds), factor B was the germination media (soil and soil plus sand), and factor C was the light conditions (expose to light and expose to dark). Results indicated that soaking seeds in hot water increased the germination percentage. The highest significant increase was observed in seeds soaked for 20 seconds (71.67%). Likewise, seeds sown in soil and exposed to light are the best for seed germination, but no significant differences were observed. Interactions between germination media and light conditions did not influence the seed germination percentage of F. mollucana.


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