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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 2805-2812

Influence of Different Combinations of Media and Bio Fertilizers on Flowering and Quality of Gerbera cv. Natasha under Protected Conditions
N.Swarupa1*, D. Lakshminarayana1, P. Prasanth1 and D. Saida Naik2
1Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture, Mojerla, SKLTS Horticultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500032, India
2Department of Crop Physiology, PJTS Agricultural University, Rajendranagar,Hyderabad – 500032, India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation entitled “Studies on the effect of different combinations of media and bio fertilizers on growth, flowering and cut flower yield of gerbera (gerbera jamsonii L.) cv. Natasha under protected conditionsË®. The whole experiment was arranged over 10 treatments consisting of five levels of media combinations, M1 - Red soil + Coco peat (1:1), M2 - Red soil + Vermicompost (1: 1), M3 - Red soil + Coco peat + Vermicompost (1:1:1), M4 - Red soil + Coco peat + Vermicompost (2:1:1) and M5 - Control (Red soil only) with two levels of bio fertilizers B1 - PSB (Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria) and B2 - VAM (Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza). Interaction between different media combinations and bio fertilizers had significant influence on flower parameters and quality parameters. M3 combination of media (Red soil + Coco peat + Vermicompost (1:1:1)) and B2 bio fertilizer, Vesicular Arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM) registered significantly less number of days taken to first flower bud appearance (37.42 days) and first flower opening (51.52 days), more number of flowers per plant (6.70) and maximum diameter of the flower (11.82 cm), flower stalk (0.74 mm) and disc flower (5.58 cm), longer flower stalk (59.77 cm), more number of ray florets per flower (64.94), maximum fresh weight and dry weight of the flower (31.77 and 10.82 g respectively) and maximum longevity of the flower on plant (18.63 days).

Keywords: Gerbera, Media, Bio fertilizers, cv.Natasha

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Swarupa, N., D. Lakshminarayana, P. Prasanth and Saida Naik, D. 2019. Influence of Different Combinations of Media and Bio Fertilizers on Flowering and Quality of Gerbera cv. Natasha under Protected Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 2805-2812. doi:
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