INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (344) Last page : (351)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7394
Influence of Nutrients and Piriformospora indica (PGPRE) on Growth and Biochemical Attributes of African Marigold (Tagetus erecta L.) cv. Pusa Basanthi Gainda
K. Noorjahan*, M. Raja Naik1
*1College of Horticulture (Dr. YSRHU), Anantharajupeta – 516 105, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 16.03.2019 | Revised: 21.04.2019 | Accepted: 27.04.2019
The present investigation on African marigold (Tagetus erecta L.) cv. Pusa Basanthi Gainda was conducted during Rabi season of 2016-2017 under agro-climatic condition of College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta, Y.S.R Kadapa Dist. (Dr. Y.S.R.H.U). The experiment was conducted to study the influence of nutrients and Piriformospora indica on growth and biochemical attributes of African marigold. The investigation was designed in Randomized Block Design, replicated thrice with 9 treatments. The results revealed that, the treatment combination 75% RDF + Piriformospora indica inoculated to seedling roots at the time of transplanting (T5) recorded significantly higher number of branches plant-1at full bloom stage (99.43), maximum carotenoid (31.32 mg g-1) andtotal phenol content (76.55 mg g-1). Significantly longer plant at full bloom stage (58.29 cm) and higher number of leaves plant-1(105.20) was recorded in plants treated with 75% RDF + Piriformospora indica inoculated to seeds (T2). Maximum diameter of 14.56 mm and carbohydrate content (6.82 mg g-1) was recorded in 50% RDF + Piriformospora indica inoculated to seeds (T3). Whereas, the nutrient combination 100 % RDF + Piriformospora indica inoculated to seedling roots at the time of transplanting (T4) resulted in maximum flavonoid content (4.67 mg g-1).
Key words: African marigold, nutrients, Piriformospora indica, Growth and Biochemical Attributes.
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Cite this article: Noorjahan, K. and Naik, M.R., Influence of Nutrients and Piriformospora indica (PGPRE) on Growth and Biochemical Attributes of African Marigold (Tagetus erecta L.) cv. Pusa Basanthi Gainda, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 7(2): 344-351 (2019). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7394