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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 3028-3039

Effect of Planting Dates, Mulching and Application of GA3 on growth and flower yield of Marigold (Tagetes Erecta L.) cv. ‘Pusa Narangi Gainda’
Priyanka Thakur1*, B.S. Dilta1, Y.C. Gupta2, Pardeep Kumar3 and D.K. Mehta4
1Seed Science & Technology
2Floriculture & Landscape Architecture,
3Soil Science,
4Vegetable Science, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry,
Nauni, Solan, H.P. 173230, India
*Corresponding author

Marigold is an important commercial annual flower belonging to family Asteraceae. Besides its aesthetic value; it has medicinal values as well and roots used as trap crop for nematodes. Flower production seems one of the viable options to explore with the great export potential and North Indian climatic conditions are favorable. In marigold, the flower yield and quality is greatly influenced by the planting time and flower crops are generally weak competitor and suffer from heavy infestation of many annual weeds, so use of mulch is a way to prevent weeds, along with application of plant growth regulator (GA3) which known to increase flower size and yield. Marigold flower production is relatively remunerative endeavour as compared to other traditional seasonal crops grown by farmers in HP. So keeping in view, a field experiment was conducted at experimental farm of SST, Dr YSP UHF, Nauni, Solan during 2015-17 to study the effect of different planting dates (1st week of July, 3rd week of July & 1st week of August, at 15 days interval), mulching (Control, Black plastic mulch, Silver-black plastic mulch & Crop residue mulch) and GA3 (0, 50, 100 & 150ppm) application for plant growth and flower quality of African marigold cv.‘Pusa Narangi Gandha’. 1st week of July along with application of silver-black mulch and GA3 @150 ppm gave more plant height, number of flowers and size of flower also witnessed significant improvement under these factors.

Keywords: Planting Dates, Mulch, GA3, and marigold

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