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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 2: June 2017
Page (s) : 69-76
Date of Publication
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Article Type : Review Article
Online : 02-Jul-2017
Role of Major Nutrients (NPK) in Flower Crops: A Review
G. Madhuri, B. Babu Rao and P. Neelima*
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Vibrant horticulture is dependent upon many factors, among which proper and judicious soil nutrient management practices comes first. There are seventeen elements are known to be essential for plants. Among which nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium plays vital role and they are considered as major plant nutrients. Among horticultural crops, floriculture is growing at an alarming rate both in open and protected cultivation. Proper growth and development of the plant is ultimately effected by regular nutritional management. Importance of major plant nutrients and their dose for better growth and yield for various flower crops viz. gladiolus, rose, gerbera, golden rod, cymbidium, chrysanthemum, calendula, China aster, anthurium, tulip, marigold, tuberose, gaillardia, larkspur, spider lily etc. has been reviewed for better understanding and will be helpful for present crop cultivation and future research purpose.

Cite this article as:
Madhuri G, Babu Rao B. and Neelima P. (2017). Role of major nutrients (NPK) in flower crops : A review. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(2):69-76.
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