59. Effect of salt (NaCl) stress on germination and early seedling growth of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)

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Abdul Qadir Gola, Muhammad Naeem Baloch, Muhammad Ali Mahesar, Javed Ahmed Abro Mohammad Saleem Mastoi, Tariq Aziz

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Salinity is one the most important constraints that limits crop production in arid and semi-arid region. Salinity influence and seed germination and it is the crucial for establishment of the plant that grow in saline soil. This research was carried out in order to test the effect of different salinity levels and growth of muskmelon, and the treatments were with different salt solutions at the, site Department of Horticulture, Garden Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam Pakistan, by the using Complete randomized design (CRD) with three replication including 4 levels of NaCl concentration (1,2,3, 4dsm-1) according to results high levels of seed germination %, number of leaves vine-1 , seedling vigor index, vine length cm, fresh shoot biomass (g) and electrolyte leakage of leaf %. It seems that the including salinity up to 1 dSm-1 improved vine length, seedling vigor index, and number of leaves vine-1 and fresh shoot biomass (g) can be used for improving performance of Muskmelon and seedling growth under saline conditions.


Keyword: Against salinity tolerance; Germination; Muskmelon; Vegetative growth


http://dx.doi.org/10.19045/bspab.2018.700218

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