Study on effect of different potting media on growth, flowering, and yield of Dahlia

This study was performed to assess the effect of various potting media on growth, flowering, and tuber yield of Dahlia (Dahlia variabilis L.) cv. Kenya White. A total of seven different potting media were prepared.

The results showed that potting media containing T 5-Silt + Sand + FYM (1:1:1) + 2.0g Azotobacter + 2g PSB/pot produced maximum plant height, number of leaves/plant, number of branches/plant and plant spread while minimum value of these parameters noted under control. Minimum days to flower initiation were recorded with T 5-Silt + Sand + FYM (1:1:1) + 2.0g Azotobacter + 2g PSB/pot while treatment T 3-Silt + sand + Top Garden soil (1:1:1) took maximum days to flower initiation.

Plant receiving potting media containing T 5-Silt + sand + Vermicompost (1:1:1) + 2.0g Azotobacter + 2g PSB/pot showed maximum diameter of flower while potting media T 3-Silt + sand + Top Garden soil (1:1:1) produced smaller flower which was at par with T 0-control. Treatment T 5-Silt + Sand + FYM (1:1:1) + 2.0g Azotobacter + 2g PSB/pot resulted in maximum longevity of flowers, number of flowers/ plant, number of tubers/plant and weight of tuber while control showed minimum values of these parameters.

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Chaudhary, Veena. (2021). EFFECT OF DIFFERENT POTTING MEDIA ON GROWTH, FLOWERING AND TUBER YIELD OF DAHLIA (DAHLIA VARIABILIS L.) CV. KENYA WHITE. 17. 353-358. 


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