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Abstract

Effect of seed pretreatment with potassium nitrate and thiourea on germination of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.

Abstract

The effect of treatment by soaking for 12 h in 0.1-3.0% solutions of potassium nitrate or thiourea was tested on the germination of A. lebbeck. Both treatments increased germination and subsequent seedling growth, with the best treatments being 0.3% potassium nitrate (which increased germination from 58.4 (no treatment) to 69.3%), and 0.2 and 0.3% thiourea (which increased germination to 75.6 and 73.6%, respectively).