Effect of Saline Water Irrigation on Germination and Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) GenotypesKumar B*, Gangwar V and Parihar SKS
Department of Crop Physiology, Chandra Shekhar University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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- Kumar B
Department of Crop Physiology
Chandra Shekhar University of Agriculture and Technology
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Feburary 21, 2017; Accepted date: March 20, 2017; Published date: March 27, 2017
Citation: Kumar B, Gangwar V, Parihar SKS (2017) Effect of Saline Water Irrigation on Germination and Yield of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Genotypes. Agrotechnol 6:156. doi: 10.4172/2168-9881.1000156
Copyright: © 2017 Kumar B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relative tolerance of five wheat genotypes viz., K-8434, K-307, NW-1014, K-88 and HUW-468 in a pot experiment during Rabi 2008-09 and 2009-10 at five levels of irrigation water salinity viz. 3, 6, 9 and 12 dSm-1 with normal water in the department of crop physiology, C.S. Azad University of agriculture and technology, Kanpur. Grain yield of all varieties were significantly reduced along with increase in the irrigation water salinity, but the magnitude of reduction was found minimum of 40.57% in K-8434 and maximum of 67.52% in HUW-468 from normal to 12 dSm-1 salinity of irrigation water. Similarly, the reduction in germination percentage of sown seeds from control to 12 dSm-1 EC salinity was also recorded with minimum of 20% in K-8434 and maximum of 38% in variety HUW-468.