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%
90
85
85
80
80
10.4*
10.2
10.4
11.6
12.1
9.0
1.8*
4.03
4.17
4.79
5.16
4.0
1.37*
1.87
2.01
2.35
2.54
1.58
1.23*
0.80
0.57
1.66
1.67
0.60
1.84*
1280.7
1238.4
1393.1
1380.8
1040
Cicer arientinum 25%
50%
75%
100%
Control
C.D. at 5%
80
90
100
100
80
10.3*
10
10.5
12.5
12.8
9.0
0.25*
4.5
4.8
5.2
5.4
4.56
0.13*
1.85
2.16
2.27
2.52
1.58
0.01*
0.87
0.99
1.12
1.30
0.60
0.03*
1160
1377
1770
1820
1084.8
All values are mean of triplicates. * = significant at 5% level
Table 3: Effect of microbial consortium treated sewage water on seed germination and seedling growth of C. arientinum and V. radiata.