Germination of the lovage seed in respect of fraction size and temperature at investigation

Institute for Medicinal Plants Research “Dr Josif Pančić”, Belgrade (1)
Institute “Tamiš“, Pančevo (2)
Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade-Zemun (3)
Faculty of Agriculture, Čačak (4)


Three fractions of lovage seed: small size 2.5 mm, medium size 3.0 mm, and large size 3.5 mm were analyzed in this paper. Contents of small fraction were 23 %, medium 46 %, and large 31 %. The infraction seed was used as standard. The indicators: germination energy, total germination and seed weight were investigated. The best results had the broadest fraction of 3.5 mm concerning all indicators. The temperature of 20 °C constant proved the most optimum when all indicators had the highest values, and the most unfavorable was the temperature between 5/15 °C 12/12h alternately. Due to conducted investigation, it can be concluded that the contents of the broadest fraction of lovage seed is the most important for production and seed multiplication.

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