Comparative Studies on Germination in Some of the Varieties of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Grown in Jharkhand StateJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2021-02-05
Authors : Geeta Mahto;
Page : 1659-1662
Keywords : seed germination; seedling vigour index; mean germination time;
Jharkhand is one of the states of India which is the major player in the production of vegetables in the country.Tomato is one of the vegetables which is produced largely in the state for livelihood by the farmers.Different varieties are available to the farmers in the market. The comparative germination studies of some of the varieties were done in order to determine the seedling vigour index which is an important feature for establishment of seedlings. Two pure line breed and six hybrid varieties were studied for their germination characteristics and compared. The germination percentage, Mean germination time and the seedling vigour index were found to be more in hybrid varieties as compared to the pure varieties.
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