Improving Tree Seed Germination by Electrostatic Field
Zhi-bin Gui1, Antonio Piras2, Li-min Qiao3
1Prof. Zhi-bin Gui, Microelectronics School of Xidian University, China.
2Antonio Piras, Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.
3Li-min Qiao, Microelectronics School of Xidian University, Xidian, China.
Manuscript received on 21 January 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 January 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 January 2013 | PP: 87-89 | Volume-1 Issue-6, January 2013 | Retrieval Number: F0432021613/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Tree species with shallow dormancy are used for reforestation by airplane sowing in order to establish forest in mountain areas. To enhance germination, the quality of young seedling, an electrostatic field is used to treat pine seeds. Experiments found that treatment effect depended on the dosage, process and vigor index of seeds, and the optimal dosage was 500 kV/m 10 minutes for dry or wet seeds to improve germination, seedling height and root length during initial germination and middle and later stages of seedling development.
Keywords: Dosage, Electrostatic Field, Germination, Tree Seed Pretreatment.
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