Plant Concentration Germination % Root length (cm) Shoot length (cm) Root biomass (g) Shoot biomass (g) Vigour Index
Vigna radiata 25%
50%
75%
100%
Control
C.D. at 5%
80
80
70
70
80
9.7*
9.5
9
7.5
5.5
9.0
1.03*
4.2
4.0
2.5
2.0
4.0
0.44*
1.69
1.62
1.46
1.36
1.58
0.03*
0.75
0.69
0.60
0.57
0.60
0.03*
1096.5
1040
700
525
1040
Cicer arientinum 25%
50%
75%
100%
Control
C.D. at 5%
83.3
80
63.3
53.3
76.6
12.84*
11.4
10.7
7.6
7.4
9.96
0.36*
4.7
4.4
2.23
1.36
3.56
0.29*
1.71
1.70
1.58
1.06
1.64
0.20*
0.65
0.64
0.52
0.27
0.56
0.0036*
1341.1
1208
622.2
466.9
1035.6
All values are mean of triplicates. * = significant at 5% level
Table 2: Effect of untreated sewage water on seed germination and seedling growth of C. arientinum and V. radiata.