Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Effect of source of nitrogen on growth and yield of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)
Abhipsa Priyadarshini, SK Palai and MR Nath
The experiment was carried out at Biotechnology-cum-Tissue Culture Centre of the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, CA, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, during the year 2017 - 2018. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications and eleven treatment combinations comprising of inorganic fertilizers and organic manures. Among the treatments, application of 75% N from Urea and 25% N from vermicompost (T8) resulted in significant differences in vegetative characters, floral characters and yield attributing traits such as plant height, plant spread (N-S & E-W), number of branches (primary and secondary branches), leaf area, stem diameter, days to 50% flowering, days to first flower bud appearance, days to first harvest, shelf-life of flower, flowering duration, number of flower per plant, number of harvests, number of flower per m2 and weight (yield) of flower per plant. Size of flower (diameter) and individual flower weight did not vary significantly among the treatments in this experiment.
How to cite this article:
Abhipsa Priyadarshini, SK Palai, MR Nath. Effect of source of nitrogen on growth and yield of African marigold (<em>Tagetes erecta </em>L.). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):917-921.