Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili, Ardebil, Iran

2 Former M. Sc. Student, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili, Ardebil, Iran.

3 Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Mohaghegh Ardebili, Ardebil, Iran.

4 Researcher, Sugar Beet Seed Institute, Agriculture Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran


This study aimed to evaluate the effect of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) seed coating with organic fertilizer of Teprosyn, Kadostim and Zagroot on the emergence and seedling growth characteristics as factorial in a completely randomized design with three replications in 2015 at the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Mohaghegh Ardabili University under greenhouse conditions. The experiment factors included seed washing (washing without washing), hybrids (Shokoufa and pars) and different amounts of organic fertilizers of Teprosyn, Kadostim and Zagroot, with control and adhesive treatments. The results showed that seed washing treatment increased the percentage of emergence, velocity of emergence and the percentage of plant establishment, and decreased the time to 10 and 90% of the emergence. Percentage of seed emergence in seed coating treatments with Zagrot (20 ml per kg of seed), with 95% emergence, seed coating with Zagroot (30 ml per kg seed), with 94.16% emergence were superior to other treatments. The percentage of plant establishment in the Pars hybrid was higher than the Shokoufa. Among different treatments of seed coating, seed treatment with Zagroot, had the highest leaf area and root and leaf dry weight. In general, in this research, seed coating with Teprosyn and Zagroot improved seedling growth and increased plant establishment.


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