Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 266-272
D. B. Panaskar* and R. S. Pawar
The aim of the presented research work was to determine the effects and suitability of textile mill effluent at different concentrations (0, 20,40,60,80 & 100%) for irrigation purposes. Effluent sample collected from Solapur industrial area and physico-chemical parameters of these samples were analyzed. The seed varieties of Vigna unguiculata (Cowpea) and Pisum sativum (Pea) were selected to grow in this effluent. These varieties grow abundantly in study area and are very demanding species for food purposes. The textile mill effluent did not show any inhibitory effect on seed germination at lower concentration. With the increase in effluent concentration, growth of seedlings was found more affected. Effect of textile mill effluent on various parameters of seedlings such as seed germination, mean root length of germinated seedlings, plumule germination, mean plumule length of germinated seedlings, disease (fungus) causes in germinated seedlings and other morphological characters are studied.
Keywords: Seed germination, textile mill effluent, growth, seedlings.
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