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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 3: September 2017
Page (s) : 186-191
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 25-Sep-2017
Effect of Soil Sodicity on Nutrient Content in Leaves of Different Varieties of African Marigold
Neerja Singh, Himanshu Trivedi* and Chandra Shekhar
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In present investigation six different varieties of African marigold (Tagetes erecta) viz. Local Selection, Pusa Basanti Gainda, Pusa Narangi Gainda, African Tall Orange, Sunset Giant and Inca Hybrid were grown in artificially prepared sodic soils having 20, 30 and 40 ESP levels apart from control (9.99), to evaluate the effect of sodicity on leaf nutrient status and result obtained was expressed in % dry weight basis. The experiment was laid out in Factorial CRD design with a total of twenty four treatments and three replications for the two consecutive years. It was found that nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium showed a gradual decrease with enhanced sodicity level. The decrease was more pronounced at 40 ESP. Only sodium was found to increase with enhanced levels of sodicity.

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Singh N., Trivedi H. and Shekhar C. (2017). Effect of soil sodicity on nutrient content in leaves of different varieties of African marigold. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(3): 186-191.
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