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Vol. 10, Issue 9 (2021)

Effect of planting date, fertigation and mulch on flowering and yield of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)

Author(s):
Toran Lal Sahu, LS Verma, SK Tamrakar and Jitendra Sinha
Abstract:
The experiment was carried out to “Study the effect of planting date, fertigation and mulch on flowering and yield of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)” at experimental farm Pendri, Pt. Kishori Lal Shukla, College of Horticulture and Research Station, Rajnandgaon (C.G.) during Rabi 2019-20 and 2020-21. The study consisted of three transplanting dates (15 October, 15 November and 15 December) as factor A, two levels of mulch (black plastic mulch and reusable plastic bag mulch) as factor B along with three levels of fertigation (55, 70 and 85% RDF) and application of 100% RDF through soil application as factor C having 24 treatments combinations. The goal of this study is to define the suitable outcome of different planting dates, mulches and fertigation levels influencing flowering and yield of African marigold.
The results of investigation indicated that the flowering and yield characters were significantly influenced by various treatments of planting date, mulch and fertigation level. The 15 October planting date, black plastic mulch and fertigation with 85% RDF had progressive influence in the flowering and yield characters such as bud appearance, first flowering, 50% flowering, blooming period, flower diameter, fresh and dry weight of flower per plant, with highest and flower yield per hectare.
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How to cite this article:
Toran Lal Sahu, LS Verma, SK Tamrakar, Jitendra Sinha. Effect of planting date, fertigation and mulch on flowering and yield of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(9):1899-1906.

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