Duryat, Duryat and Dewantara, Paksi Arenda Ayatullah and Santoso, Trio and Hidayat, Wahyu (2023) Extended Fermentation and Physical Scarification to Break Dormancy in Aren (Arenga pinnata) Seeds. International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, 18 (4). pp. 931-937. ISSN 1755-7437

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Aren seeds experience physical dormancy due to the thickness, hardness, impermeable seed coat, and the existence of potassium oxalate crystals. In addition to physical dormancy, palm seeds also experience physiological dormancy due to an imbalance in stimulating and inhibiting hormones. The study’s objective was to obtain the effectiveness of fermentation and deoperculation methods, both as single and combination treatments, in breaking the dormancy of aren seeds. A factorial completely randomized design (CRD) with two treatments was tested: duration of fermentation and deoperculation treatment. There are four levels of fermentation duration: 0 weeks (F0); two weeks (F1); four weeks (F2); and six weeks (F3); as well as two levels of deoperculation: without deoperculation (D0) and with deoperculation (D1). Data analysis included homogeneity, variance analysis, and the least significant difference test (LSD). All tests were carried out at the 5% level of significance. The result showed that 4-week fermentation treatment combined with deopercolation, and 6-week fermentation treatment with or without deopercolation, were significantly proven to increase the percentage of germination and germination value, accelerate the seeds germination, and not reduce the seed viability of aren. Those three treatments have equal value in all observed parameters of seed germination.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Kehutanan
Depositing User: Wahyu Hidayat
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2023 06:40
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2023 06:40
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/52917

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