Document Type: Original Article
Department of Agronomy and plant breeding, Lorestan University, Khorram Abad, Iran
One of the methods for achieving more yields is to use seed priming technique correctly. When it comes to using seed priming, practically important issues should be taken into account including interval between priming to planting and conditions for storage of primed seeds. Thus, it is very crucial to be informed of duration and temperature for storage of primed seeds. This research seeks to compare the effect of temperature and duration of hydroprimed wheat seeds (var Kouhdasht) on growth indices and grain yield. This test was carried out with three replications in Research Farm of Agricultural Faculty of Lorestan University, as completely randomized block design. The relevant factors include storage temperature (15, 20 and 25° C) and storage duration of hydroprimed seed (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 days). The results showed that hydropriming increased number of productive spike and grain yield. Nevertheless, delay (8 days storage) in planting and storage seeds at high temperature (25° C) could decrease benefits of priming. Storage temperature and duration of hydroprimed seeds affect morpho-physiological characteristics as well as yield. Seeds stored at 15 and 20° C showed a better yield than those stored at 25° C. Primed seeds stored at 20° C for 2 days showed a better performance than the other applied treatments.