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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (1127) Last page : (1138)
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Efficacy of Mulch, N and K Application on Plant Growth and Yield Characters in Annual Chrysanthemum

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: 25.07.2018   |  Accepted: 1.08.2018  



The present investigation was conducted to study the effect of mulch, N and K application and their interaction on plant growth characters, yield and yield attributes 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 recorded maximum values w.r.t. plant height, plant spread, number of branches per plant, number of flowers per plant, flower diameter, number of seeds per flower head, seed yield per plant, seed yield per plot whereas in case of N and K application maximum values of these parameters were observed in case of the application of 40 g N+ 30 g K/m2. The interaction effect of black plastic mulch × 40 g N+ 30 g K/m2 recorded maximum values in terms of various growth, flowering and seed quality parameters of commercial importance.

Key words: Plant growth, Yield, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum coronarium L., Seed Quality, N and K Application

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Cite this article: Sanas, K.K., Dilta, B.S., Singh, S., Efficacy of Mulch, N and K Application on Plant Growth and Yield Characters in Annual Chrysanthemum, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 1127-1138 (2018). doi: