Standardization of Cost-effective Nursery Techniques in Marigold

SP Mirunalini *

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, India.

SP Thamarai Selvi

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, India.

M Ganga

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, India.

Malepati S N V S Sripriya Bhargavi

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Hyderabad – 500030, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An investigation entitled “Standardization of cost-effective nursery techniques in Marigold (Tagetes sp)” was conducted at Horticultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore during the year 2020-2021. The experiment was conducted in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with three replications and six treatments. Terminal cuttings of marigold was taken as the propagating material and it was raised in three types of containers viz., coco plugs, non-woven plug and protray filled with different combinations of media like cocopeat, vermicompost, VAM and Bacillus subtilis. Observations were recorded on survival percentage, vegetative parameters, branching and rooting parameters after 15th and 30th day of planting. Among all the treatments, the treatment T2 (Non-woven plug + Cocopeat + Vermicompost + VAM + Bacillus subtilis) showed the best results among the growth characteristics.

Keywords: Marigold, terminal cutting, media, container


How to Cite

Mirunalini, S., Selvi, S. T., Ganga, M., & Bhargavi, M. S. N. V. S. S. (2024). Standardization of Cost-effective Nursery Techniques in Marigold. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 27(6), 64–71. https://doi.org/10.9734/jabb/2024/v27i6866

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