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.