Review Article
Volume 6 Issue 6 - 2020
Seed Priming; An Effective Way to Improve Plant Growth
Muhammad Adnan1*, Hafiz Abd-ur-Rahman1, Muhammad Asif1, Mubashir Hussain1, Hafiz Muhammad Bilal2, Muhammad Adnan2, Fazal-ur-Rehman3, Sohail Ahmad3 and Mozna Khalid4
1Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
2Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
3Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
4Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Aba Al-Khail, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic and Applied Sciences, IIUI Islamabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author:Muhammad Adnan, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.
Received: February 06, 2020; Published: May 07, 2020


Seed priming is a technique which is used to improve seed germination and crop stand in field. Efficient modes of seed priming include Hydro priming, Halo priming, Osmo priming and Solid matrix priming. Hydro priming is easy and more economical mode of priming which increases seed germination, reduce germination time and improves root-shoot ratio. Halo priming is performed by dipping seeds in salt solution and it positively affects the germination. Osmo priming and solid matrix priming enhances the salinity tolerance and improves the plant growth. The present review highlights priming methods to increase seed germination rate, plant stand establishment and improve seedling vigor for better crop production..

Keywords:Seed Priming; Germination; Stand Establishment; Priming Methods


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Citation: Muhammad Adnan., et al. “Seed Priming; An Effective Way to Improve Plant Growth”. EC Agriculture 6.6 (2020): 01-05.

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