Does ozone treatment of maize seeds influence their germination and growth energy?

Dmitry NORMOV, Evgenii CHESNIUK, Andrey SHEVCHENKO, Tatiana NORMOVA, Raisa GOLDMAN, Denis POZHIDAEV, Tanja BOHINC, Stanislav TRDAN

Abstract


This article evaluated the pre-sowing treatment of seeds with electroozonation. A full factor experiment on the influence of the parameters of the technological process of electroozone treatment on the sowing qualities of maize seeds was carried out. Based on the experimental data, the effect of ozone concentration, treatment time and the time before sowing and after treatment on the germination ability, germination energy and growing energy of maize seeds was determined. According to the results of the study, the corresponding regression equations were calculated, graphical dependencies were constructed and method parameters for the pre-sowing treatment of maize seeds with ozone were determined.

Keywords


electroozonation; ozone; treatment time; ozone concentration; time before sowing; maize seeds; germination ability; germination energy; growing energy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14720/aas.2019.114.2.10

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