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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Application of Benzyladenine on quality production and post-harvest life of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) cv. Pusa Narangi Gainda

Author(s):
Manas Mandal, Soumen Maitra, K Lily Devi, Bappa Paramanik, Trisha Sinha and Anamay Sarkar
Abstract:
Flower is the integrated part of human life but among of the others flowers, it is very common and highly valuable in our society. Marigold belong to asteraceae or composite family and it has several species but, six species are most popular such as; Tagetes etecta, Tagetes patula, Tagetes lucida, Tagetes tenuifolia, Tagetes lemmonii, Tagetes minuta. Marigold has several purpose uses that are; garden decoration, pot decoration, ritual and workshop, poultry feed preparation, organic colour preparation, Ayurvedic medicinal and carotenoid extraction. Growth regulator (Benzyl adenine) has tremendous potential power for quality flower production with increase post-harvest life. The highest canopy temperature was taken from T8 (22.76 °C) and minimum canopy temperature was taken from T13 (16.12 °C). T5 (52.42 mg) treatment was content maximum chlorophyll and T2 (44.21 mg) treatment was content minimum chlorophyll in marigold leaf. Highest Numbers of flowers was taken from T2 (44.13 days) and lowest T6 (32.80 days) treatment. Diameter of the flowers and ten flowers weight was maximum from T7 (7.25 cm), T7 (87.42 cm) treatment. Maximum Post-harvest life with distilled water condition and Post-harvest life with ambient condition was taken from T1 (6 days) and another also T1 (3.67 days). Maximum Post-harvest life with refrigerator was taken from T8 (13 days). Highest B: C was taken from T1 (3.19) treatment and lowest from T10 (1.7).
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How to cite this article:
Manas Mandal, Soumen Maitra, K Lily Devi, Bappa Paramanik, Trisha Sinha, Anamay Sarkar. Application of Benzyladenine on quality production and post-harvest life of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) cv. Pusa Narangi Gainda. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):2245-2250.

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