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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (564) Last page : (569)
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Effect of Iron on Vegetative Growth, Flowering, Corm and Cormel Production in Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) cv. White Prosperity

Vijay, I.1*, Nageswara Rao, M. B.2, Sudhavani, V.3 and Viji, C. P.4

Horticultural College and Research Institute, Dr.Y.S.R Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem – 534 101
1Senior Research Fellow, Horticultural Lab-70, ICAR-CRIDA, Santosh Nagar-500 059, Hyderabad, TS
2Professor, Dr.YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem
3,4Assistant Professor, Dr.YSR. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem.
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Received: 23.05.2018 | Revised: 16.06.2018 | Accepted: 22.06.2018  



Gladiolus is an important cut flower crop in the domestic as well as international flower markets. It is a popular cut flower owing to its versatile colours and varieties having large keeping quality of flower. Flower crops are very much responsive to fertilizers. It requires higher amount of chemical fertilizers in balance proportion for ensuring maximizing flower production. The present investigation was carried out at Horticultural College and Research Institute,  Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh during 2011-2012 to study the effect of iron on vegetative growth, flowering, corm and cormel production in Gladiolus cultivar White prosperity. In this experiment cv. White Prosperity was cultivated with three treatments viz., Control, Iron EDTA 1 % and Iron EDTA 1.5%. Iron EDTA@1.5 % has significantly influenced in giving maximum plant height (70.84 cm), highest numbers of spikes per plant (1.80), maximum spike length (96.53 cm), more number of florets per spikes (14.0) and maximum number of corms per mother corm (1.66).

Key words: Gladiolus, Iron EDTA 1%, Iron EDTA 1.5 %, Fertilizers

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Cite this article: Vijay, I., Nageswara Rao, M.B., Sudhavani, V. and Viji, C.P., Effect of Iron on Vegetative Growth, Flowering, Corm and Cormel Production in Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) cv. White Prosperity, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 564-569 (2018). doi: