Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 5, Issue 3&4,2007
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effects of light, temperature and different media on seed germination of Brassica juncea (L. Czern) var. Ensabi in the laboratory


Abbas Fallah Tossi *, Baki Haji Bakar

Recieved Date: 2007-04-22, Accepted Date: 2007-07-25


The germination requirements of Brassica juncea (L. Czern) var. Ensabi were studied under control conditions in the laboratory. The treatment included two light levels (12:12 h light:dark period and 24-h dark environment) and five temperature regimes (15, 20, 25, 30 and 35°C) using a completely randomized block design. Germination rate and germination capacity increased significantly with increasing temperature from 15 to 35°C for all treatments to an optimum of 25-30°C and decreased after 35°C. Germination was not sensitive to different light regimes. Fresh and dry seeds subjected to all chemical media irrespective of temperature regimes in darkness and light failed to germinate.


Brassica juncea, seed germination, temperature, light

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2007
Volume: 5
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 258-260

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