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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (894) Last page : (897)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6126

Effect of Different Potting Media on Propagation of Ivy Gourd through Stem Cuttings

K. Venkata Subbaiah1*, R.V.S.K. Reddy2, J. Dilip Babu, G. Shali Raju3, E. Karunasree4, A. Devivaraprasad Reddy5, T. Vijaya Nirmala and V. Deepthi
1Scientist (Horticulture), 2Director of extension, Dr. YSRHU, Venkataramannagudem, 3Scientist (Entomology),  4Senior scientist and Head, 5Scientist (fisheries science), 6Scientist (Veternary),
K.V.K. Venkataramannagudem
*Corresponding Author E-mail: venkathort@gmail.com
Received: 25.12.2017  |  Revised: 30.01.2018   |  Accepted: 6.02.2018  


A study was carried out to explore the effect of different potting media on sprouting per cent and ivy gourd cutting growth with respect to vine, root characteristics were studied at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Three types of media with different combinations were tried. The experiment was laid out in Completely Randomized Design, with eight treatment combinations, and replicated thrice. Results showed that the medium, Red soil: Cocopeat: Vermicompost  in 2:1:2 proportion gave highest sprouting per cent (69.00 %), less days to sprouting (9 days), more number of vines per node (4.67), more vine length (34.50cm), maximum vine fresh weight (0.53g) and dry weight (0.22g), more number of primary roots (8.00) and more average root length (15.67cm), highest root fresh weight (2.36g) and root dry weight (0.34g). The least values were recorded in treatment T7- Red soil:Cocopeat:Vermicompost - 4:1:0.

Key words: Coco peat, Growth media, Red soil, Sprouting (%) and Vermicompost,

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Cite this article: Venkata Subbaiah, K., Reddy, R.V.S.K., Babu, J.D., Raju, G.S., Karunasree, E., Reddy, A.D., Nirmala, T.V. and Deepthi, V., Effect of Different Potting Media on Propagation of Ivy Gourd through Stem Cuttings, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 894-897 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6126