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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 4: December 2017
Page (s) : 288-291
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 28-Dec-2017
Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Quality Production of African Marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)
Suresh Kumar Sharma* , Krishan Pal, K P Singh and S. K. Tewari
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A field experiment on marigold crop was carried out during 2015-16 with the concept of integrated nutrient management under partially reclaimed sodic soils. Results indicated that highest nutrient availability (N-405.80 kg ha-1, P- 22.44 kg ha-1, K 212.48 kg ha-1) and bacterial population (26.40105 to 64.16*105 per gram of soil) was recorded in T8 (75%N + Azotobacter + Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria-PSB) while the lowest was observed in control. Among the treatments, application of 75%N + Azotobacter + Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria-PSB (T8) noted less time to first bud initiation (35.26 day), less time for first flowering bud opening (57.87 day), long flowering period (74.13 days), more no. of flowers/plant (53.66), maximum size of flower (7.80 cm), and maximum flower weight (10.55 g) as compared to other treatment, and the lowest was observed in control.

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Sharma S.K., Pal K., Singh K.P. and Tewari S.K. (2017). Effect of integrated nutrient management on quality production of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(4): 288-291.
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