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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (1054) Last page : (1064)
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Effect of Mulch, N and K Application on Seed Quality of Annual Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium L.)

Kevalkumar Sanas, B. S. Dilta and Suryapal Singh*

Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Solan (Nauni) 173 230 HP India
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Received: 16.06.2018  |  Revised: 24.07.2018   |  Accepted: 1.08.2018  



The present investigation was conducted to study the effect of mulch, N and K application and their interaction on seed quality of annual chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium L)” using three types of mulches (i.e. Crop residue mulch, Silver plastic mulch and Black plastic mulch) and four levels of nitrogen and potassium  i.e.  0 g N + 0 g K/m2, 20 g N + 10 g K/m2, 30 g N + 20 g K/m2 and 40 g N + 30 g K/m2 along with a uniform dose of phosphorus @ 20 g/m2 & FYM @ 5 kg/m2 except control. Black plastic mulch gave maximum values w.r.t. 1000 seed weight, germination percentage, seedling length, seedling dry weight, seed vigour index-I, seed vigour index-II and minimum electrical conductivity of seeds and in case of N and K application the maximum value of these parameters were recorded in case of the application of 40 g N+ 30 g K/m2. The interaction, M4 × N3K3 i.e. black plastic mulch and application of 40 g N/m2 + 30 g K/m2 recorded maximum values in terms of various seed quality parameters of commercial importance.

Key words: Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum coronarium L., Seed Quality, Mulch, N and K Application

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Cite this article: Sanas, K. K., Dilta, B. S., Singh, S., Effect of Mulch, N and K Application on Seed Quality of Annual Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 1054-1064 (2018). doi: