Seed Germination, Seedling Growth and Development of Castanea sativa In vivo

Chriscynthia, Bridgitte Lumat (2022) Seed Germination, Seedling Growth and Development of Castanea sativa In vivo. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Castanea sativa commonly known as sweet chestnut, belongs to the Fagaceae family is popular and appreciated for its tasty fruit and has potential to be the important industrial crop in food, medicine, and timber production. However, the research on seed germination, early growth, and development of Castanea sativa is still insufficient especially in Malaysia. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the effects of different growth environments or circumstances on seed germination, seedling growth and development of Castanea sativa in vivo. Subsequently, identify the optimum growing medium and condition for the early growth and development of Castanea sativa in vivo. In this study, the good quality of seeds were selected and fifteen seeds were prepared for each treatment. The seeds were sown in four different types of growing media (sand, soil, cocopeat, a mixture of1:1 ratio sand and cocopeat) under two different growing conditions (70% sunshade netting, direct sunlight) in the greenhouse. Overall, the seeds were sown in eight different treatments. This study revealed that the most suitable growing medium and condition for seed germination of chestnut seeds was sand under 70% sunshade netting that highly support their growth development. This finding contributes towards better understanding on the seed germination of Castanea sativa under different conditions especially in Malaysia. More future studies are highly recommended to boost the growth of Castanea sativa at a faster rate under specific treatment.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet chestnut, sand, soil, cocopeat, 70% sunshade netting and direct sunlight
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 08:48
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 08:48
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/39478

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