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Vol. 9, Issue 9 (2020)

Effect of plant growth regulators and micronutrients on economic feasibility and profitability of gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) for eastern Uttar Pradesh

Author(s):
Abhinav Kumar, Arun Kumar Singh and Archana Singh
Abstract:
A field experiment was carried out to study the “effect of plant growth regulators and micronutrients on economic feasibility and profitability of gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) for Eastern Uttar Pradesh” at the Main Experiment Station, Department of Floriculture & Landscape, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Narendra Nagar (Kumarganj), Faizabad (U.P.) during winter season in the year 2017-18 and 2018-19. The experiment was conducted in Factorial Randomized Block Design with 12 treatments replicated thrice to assess the effect of plant growth regulators and micronutrients on. The demand for gladiolus cut flower is gaining momentum with increasing aesthetic sense and higher socio-economic standard of the people. Owing to its ever-increasing demand every year at a galloping speed has now created enough opportunities for economic growth potential in future. Hence, to evaluate economic viability of cultivation as a commercial cut flower crop the present investigation was carried out under open field condition. Economics study showed that there is a significant difference with respect to plant growth regulators and micronutrients. Among the different treatments studied highest gross returns were obtained from treatment G3M4 (10,97,000/ha), followed by G3M3 (10,44,000/ha), G3M2(9,71,000/ha) and G3M1 (9,21,000/ha) with a net return of Rs. 7,52,900/ha, 7,00,525/ha, 6,27,125/ha and 5,77,750/ha, respectively. However, minimum gross was obtained in G1M1 (7, 53, 000/ha) with a net return of Rs. 4, 19, 750/ha compared to other treatments grown under open field condition. The investment in gladiolus crop was found to be economically sound and highly remunerative as these treatments produce highest yield (flower spikes) per hectare resulted in maximum B:C ratio of 2.19, 2.04 and 1.82 respectively, hence the same can be exploited for commercial cultivation to meet the increasing global demand.
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How to cite this article:
Abhinav Kumar, Arun Kumar Singh, Archana Singh. Effect of plant growth regulators and micronutrients on economic feasibility and profitability of gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.) for eastern Uttar Pradesh. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(9):358-362.

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