This study was conducted to demonstrate the effect of seed coating on preventing early germination to decrease possible seed damage. For this aim, bread wheat seeds were coated with Aloe vera and glycerol to determine how these substances can preserve seed viability by avoiding early germination. The seeds were coated with 5 different concentrations of Aloe vera or glycerol and irrigated with varies water levels. Water absorption and germination rates, seed viability after five days, and germination vigor following the second irrigation were determined. The seeds coated with glycerol absorbed the least amount of water. This was followed by seeds coated with Aloe vera and uncoated control seeds, respectively. Five hours after the initial irrigation, seeds coated with 100% and 80% of glycerol absorbed the least amount of water of 9.15% and 14.85%, respectively. Seeds coated with 100% and 80% of Aloe vera absorbed slightly more water of 23.96% and 29.01%, respectively. More concentrated coatings of Aloe vera and glycerol were associated with lower germination rates but glycerol-coated seeds generally had the longest viability. Both coating treatments effectively preserved seed viability by delaying germination at low water levels.
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: February 16, 2020
|APA||Yıldırım, M . (2020). Effects of Coating Treatment with Aloe Vera and Glycerol on Germination Delay and Seed Viability of Wheat under Different Water Levels . Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tarım ve Doğa Dergisi , 23 (4) , 994-1004 . DOI: 10.18016/ksutarimdoga.vi.688270|