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Effect of different potting media combinations on growth and vase life of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa Linn.)

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posted on 2012-06-01, 00:00 authored by S Ikram, U Habib, Nauman Khalid
The present study was carried out in the agro-metrological conditions of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Different potting media were used in different combinations to check their effect on the morphological parameters as well as on the vase life of the tuberose. The different treatments included the combinations of FYM, poultry manure, sand, leaf compost and coconut coir in equivalent ratio. The data was analyzed statistically which showed significant effect of media combinations over control values. Maximum plant spread, number of leaves and vase life was recorded in sand+FYM. Coconut coir + FYM contributed to the maximum values of plant height, leaf area and spike length. Maximum plantlets were counted for sand+poultry manure. The highest values of floral diameter, number of flowers per spike and shelf life were observed in sand+leaf compost. These findings lead toward better quality cut flower production with maximum vase life.

History

Journal

Pakistan journal of agricultural sciences

Volume

49

Issue

2

Pagination

121 - 125

Publisher

Dept. of Livestock Management, University of Agriculture

Location

Faisalabad, Pakistan

ISSN

0552-9034

eISSN

2076-0906

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Dept. of Livestock Management, University of Agriculture

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