Effect of x ray irradiation on germination of rice oryza sativa cultivar jaya and wheat triticum aestivum cultivar sonalika at different temperatures and ph levels of water
Rajput, T.B.S.; Singh, J.
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 51(2): 83-86
ISSN/ISBN: 0019-5022 Accession: 005283186
The percentage of germination was high at pH 7, and decreased with an increase or decrease in pH level. In most cases irradiation delayed the germination and was harmful. At 20.degree. C, 4 kR X-ray irradiation promoted the germination of rice by more than 15% at pH levels of 5.5-8.5. In wheat no significant increase in germination percentage was noted at any combination of the parameters.