Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
Impact of various nutrients on flowering and bulb production of oriental Lilium hybrid cv. Sorbonne
Tapan Kumar Giri, Sashikala Beura, Souradeep Acharjee and SK Palai
The role of nutrients for a quality produce especially in succulent and highly priced floricultural crops are inevitable. A research work was conducted at Bio-technology cum Tissue culture Centre, OUAT to evaluate the role of nutrients on Lilium hybrids. Different nutrient solutions, both alone and in combinations, were applied as foliar spray on oriental Lilium hybrid cv. Sorbonne and performance was evaluated for different characters. Plants sprayed with only water were taken as control. Other treatments were done with the dose of nutrients used in preparation of tissue culture Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium (1962) in different combinations. The analysis revealed that foliar application of all the nutrients in combination, i.e., MS Macro + MS Micro + MS Vitamins was proved to be superior in all the flowering characters like Flower length, Flower width, Bloom life of whole spike, Bloom life of individual flower and also in bulb characters such as bulb weight, bulb circumference, number of effective roots per bulb etc. Vase life of the flower was found to be the maximum when MS Macro nutrient solution was used in the treatment.
How to cite this article:
Tapan Kumar Giri, Sashikala Beura, Souradeep Acharjee and SK Palai. Impact of various nutrients on flowering and bulb production of oriental Lilium hybrid cv. Sorbonne. 2018; 7(4): 103-106.