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Effect of Plant Extract of Parthenium on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Zea mays L.

Rukhshana Parveena* & Kamini Kumara
a*University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand —834001

Received, 20th November, 2013 : Revised: 10th January, 2014

Abstract : The present investigation deals with the effect of plant extract of Parthenium on seed germination and seedling growth of two varieties of Zea mays L..The different treatment were based on different doses of Parthenium extract. At lower dose the germination percentage was high. The germination % and Relative Germination Ratio decreases as we increases the dose of the extract. The root and shoot length increases in treatment T1and T2 and then decreases. The Var. DHM-103 was more sensitive than Var. GS-2.

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