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Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)

Effect of pre-harvest foliar spray of plant growth regulators, vermiwash and cow urine on the vase life of gladiolus flower

Author(s):
Tamrakar SK, Singh Prabhakar, Vijay Kumar and Tirkey T
Abstract:
A study was conducted at the Department of Horticulture, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (C.G.) in two consecutive seasons (February, 2012 and 2013) to find out the effect of the pre harvest foliar application of gibberellic acid (100, 200 and 300 ppm), salicylic acid (100, 200 and 300 ppm), cow urine and vermiwash each at 5% and 10% on the vase life of gladiolus cv. Candyman with randomized block design in factorial arrangements including twenty eight treatment combination and a single control (water spray). Results showed that SA @ 100 ppm was recorded to be an outstanding treatment in improving post harvest floral attributes i.e. largest basal floret (10.60cm) and maximum shelf life of basal floret (5.04 days) and maximum vase life of cult spikes (10.88 days).The maximum floret opening (89.86% (1.276) was noted under GA3 200 ppm and recorded comparable to SA 200 ppm. Cow urine and vermiwash at both the levels also exhibited significant improvement in different post harvest parameters i.e. % opened flower in vase, diameter of basal floret, shelf life and vase life of cut spikes as compared to control however, no significant differences noted between both levels of them.
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How to cite this article:
Tamrakar SK, Singh Prabhakar, Vijay Kumar, Tirkey T. Effect of pre-harvest foliar spray of plant growth regulators, vermiwash and cow urine on the vase life of gladiolus flower. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(3):937-941.
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