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Effect of Hydro-Priming on Early Vigour, Yield, and Yield Components of Maize (Zea mays L.) at Mechara, Eastern Ethiopia

Seed hydro-priming is a quick and inexpensive method for increasing plant vigor in moisture-stressed locations. The goal of the current study is to determine the ideal hydropriming time for maize by examining the impact of hydropriming on the early vigor, yield, and yield component of maize. The Melkasa-2 maize variety was examined for early vigor, yield, and yield components at the Mechara Agricultural Research Center using RCBD design with three replications. Before sowing, the seeds were soaked in water for 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 hours with unprimed seed as control and dried before sowing on the surface for 3 hours. The results showed that seed hydropriming had a highly significant impact on the number of days to emergence, the days to flowering, the height of the plant, the number of days to tasselling, and the number of days to silking, while the stand count at emergence, the number of leaves per plant, and the number of days to maturity also had a significant effect. The number of ears per plant, ear length, stand count at harvest, seed weight per hundred seeds, and yield were not statistically significant. With respect to early days to emergence, stand count at emergence, early days to silking, stand count at harvest, 100 seed weight, and grain yield, the favorable effects of hydro-priming were strongest at a 36-hours soaking time. In general, the length of hydro-priming time markedly enhanced the performance of maize growth under moisture stress, particularly during the early growth stages.

Early Vigor, Hydro-Priming, Moisture Stress, Seed, Zea Mays

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Chimdi, A. (2023). Effect of Hydro-Priming on Early Vigour, Yield, and Yield Components of Maize (Zea mays L.) at Mechara, Eastern Ethiopia. Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering, 11(4), 85-89.

ACS Style

Chimdi, A. Effect of Hydro-Priming on Early Vigour, Yield, and Yield Components of Maize (Zea mays L.) at Mechara, Eastern Ethiopia. Adv. BioSci. Bioeng. 2023, 11(4), 85-89. doi: 10.11648/

AMA Style

Chimdi A. Effect of Hydro-Priming on Early Vigour, Yield, and Yield Components of Maize (Zea mays L.) at Mechara, Eastern Ethiopia. Adv BioSci Bioeng. 2023;11(4):85-89. doi: 10.11648/

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