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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2014, 2(2), 42-46
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-2-2-2
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Seed Treatment with Salicylic Acid Enhance Drought Tolerance in Capsicum

Deepti Prabha1, and Yogesh kumar Negi2

1Department of Seed Science & Technology HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

2Department of Basic Science Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry College of Forestry & Hill Agriculture Ranichauri, Tehri, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Pub. Date: March 07, 2014

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Deepti Prabha and Yogesh kumar Negi. Seed Treatment with Salicylic Acid Enhance Drought Tolerance in Capsicum. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2014; 2(2):42-46. doi: 10.12691/wjar-2-2-2


Salicylic acid is a natural chemical used to enhance biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in plants. In our experiment we studied about the effect of salicylic acid on the growth of the capsicum under water stress condition. Four concentrations (0.25, 0.50, 1.00 and 2.00 mM) of salicylic acid (SA) were applied through seed soaked method. Pretreatment with salicylic acid improved the majority of physiological and morphological parameters measured in capsicum seedling and plants. Results showed that SA treatment reduced the injury rating value, electrolyte leakage and increased proline content in seedlings, the dry matter of plants and ultimately yield. The best drought protection observed when the seeds were soaked in 0.50 mM SA.

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