Improving Germination of Seeds Soaked GA3 by Electrostatic Field Treatment
Zhibin Gui1, Antonio Piras2, Limin Qiao3, Kai Gui4, Boya Wang5

1Prof. Zhi-bin Gui, Microelectronics School of Xidian University, Xi’an, China.
2Antonio Piras, Department of Experimental Biology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.
3Limin Qiao, Microelectronics School of Xidian University, Xidian University, Xi’an, China.
4Kai Gui, Microelectronics School of Xidian University, Xidian University, Xi’an, China.
5Boya Wang, University of British Columbia, BC, Vancouver, V6P 5L6, Canada.

Manuscript received on 21 March 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 March 2013 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2013 | PP: 133-136 | Volume-2 Issue-1, March 2013 | Retrieval Number: A0532032113/2013©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 and the quality of young seedling, an electrostatic field is used to treat pine seeds soaked with 100 ppm of gibberellic acid (GA3). The experimental results showed that the multiple factors treatment of the seeds is better than a single factor, and the treatment effect depended on the dosage, process and vigor index of the seeds. The optimal dosage was 500 kV/m 10 minutes for 50-100 ppm soaked seeds to improve germination, seedling height and root length during initial germination and middle and later stages of seedling development.
Keywords: Electrostatic Field, Germination, 100 ppm GA3, Soaked Seed Treatment.

Scope of the Article: Nano Electronics