Effect of Waterlogging Duration on Germination, Physiological Characteristics, and Yield of Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.)

Vu Tien Binh 1 and Sorgan S. K. Tai 2

1Faculty of Agronomy, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi 131000, Vietnam
2Department of Biotechnology, National Formosa University, Yunlin County 632, Taiwan
Received: Feb 27, 2020 /
Published: Jun 18, 2021

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The study was conducted to evaluate the germination, physiological responses, yield-related traits, and seed yield of three mungbean varieties, viz. DXVN7, DXVN5, and DX11, under waterlogging coditions in the 2019 Summer. In experiment 1, the seeds of the three mungbean varieties were immersed in distilled water in Petri dishes for 12, 24, 36, 48, and 72h. Afterwards, water was removed and the percentage of germinated seeds was calculated at 84h after sowing. In experiment 2, plants were waterlogged at the seedling stage (25 days after germination) for 3, 6, and 9 days. Waterlogging depth was maintained at 3cm above the soil surface. Physiological traits were determined at the recovery period after termination of waterlogging (45 days after germination). The results showed that waterlogging significantly decreased germination percentages, plant height, root dry weight, leaf relative water content (RWC), SPAD value, Fv/Fm index, leaf photosynthesis, total dry weight, and seed yield of all varieties. Germination percentages at 12 and 24h of waterlogging were not significantly affected, whereas germination was significantly reduced at up to 36h of waterlogging. Seventy-two hours of waterlogging caused failure in germination. Nine days of waterlogging at the seedling stage adversely affected the physiological traits and seed yield of the mungbean varieties with 31% of yield reduction. Meanwhile, plants grew better at 3 days of waterlogging. Among the three varieties, DXVN7 showed the best adaptability under waterlogging conditions, attaining the highest seed germination and yield.

Keywords: Germination, mungbean, physiological traits, seed yield, waterlogging duration

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Binh, V., & Tai, S. (2021). Effect of Waterlogging Duration on Germination, Physiological Characteristics, and Yield of Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.). Vietnam Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4(1), 936-945. https://doi.org/10.31817/10.31817/vjas.2021.4.1.04


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