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Original Research Article

Year: 2015 | Month: July | Volume: 2 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 398-405

Effect of Sowing Time and Seed Treatment on Growth, Yield and Quality Seed Production of Chickpea (Bari Chola-6)

H. E. M. Khairul Mazed1, Israt Jahan Irin2, Mohammad Khairul Kabir Mollah3, Syed Tarik Mahabub4, Rashed Reza5

1MS Student, Department of Horticulture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
2Ph.D. Student, Department of Agronomy, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
3Field Monitoring Officer, Accelerating Agricultural Productivity  Improvement Project, International Fertilizer Development Center.
4MS Student, Institute of Seed Technology, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
5MS Student, Department of Pharmacy, Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Corresponding Author: Israt jahan Irin


A field experiment was conducted at the Agronomy research field of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, during the period from November 2013 to March 2014 to study the response of sowing time and seed treatment on growth, yield and quality seed production of chickpea. The experiment comprised as two factors: sowing date - 3 times: 1st sowing date: 19th November - S1, 2nd sowing date: 29th November - S2 and 3rd sowing date: 9th December - S3 and seed treatment with gibrallic acid (GA3) - 5 levels: GA3 75 ppm - T1,GA3 150 ppm - T2, GA3 225 ppm - T3, GA3 300 ppm - T4 andhydro-priming - T5. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications.The treatment combination on maximum plant height and dry matter content recorded of plant in S2T3 irrespective of growing period. This combination also exhibited maximum number of pods plant-1, longest pod length and maximum number of seed pod-1, where as required minimum duration for pod maturity. The maximum weight of 1000 seed, height grain yield, harvest index and also maximum found germination percentage and vigor index were found. When chickpea was shown on 29th November and treated with 225 ppm GA3then ensure the best result.

Keyword: chickpea, sowing time, seed treatment, yield and quality seed.

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