“Effect of Lower Concentration Aqueous Extracts of Enteromorpha Flexusa on Germination and Seedling Growth of Test Plant Solanum Melongena L. Var. Panchaganga ”
In Indian after independence modern techniques were used for the progress of the nation and much emphasis has been given on agricultural and industrial production. Today we are one of the well-industrialized nations of the world. To fulfill the demands of ever increasing population Indian agriculture become highly mechanized and intensive which is highly dependent on fossil fuels, synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. In this competition we came far away from the nature. After few years of modernization of agriculture we came to know about decreasing soil productivity and profitability, destruction of natural ecosystems which leads to the environmental problems and ultimately to human health hazards. Since we did not think about imbalance of nature, we have created a huge problem of pollution and eco degradation around us. A resource goes on decreasing as population increases which also threatens the economic status of the nation. So it is the time to think about sustainability in development, pollution control, conservation of natural resources like air, water, soil etc. To find out the effect of different concentration of fresh aqueous extract of an alga Enteromorpha flexusa extract of different concentration viz. 0.1, 0.01, 0.001, 0.0001 % increased the root growth, shoot growth, and total seedling growth of the test plant Solanum melongena L. var. Panchaganga seedling growth promotion was co – related with extract concentration.