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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 110-122
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.015


Effect of Growing Media on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Acid Lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)
P. Nainar1, S. Muthulakshmi2 and M. I. Manivannan3*
1Citrus Research Station, Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, HC&TI,Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, India
3Department of Horticulture, Horticultural Research Station, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out at Citrus Research Station(TNAU), Sankarankovil, Tirunelveli district during the year 2019. In this experiment, freshly extracted acid lime seeds were sown into different media viz., soil, sand, FYM, Poultry manure, Vermicompost and Cocopeat with different combinations and proportions, to study their effect on seed germination and seedling growth of acid lime at different stages of seedling growth. Five seedlings from each treatment were taken out for recording data on Plant height (cm), Stem girth (mm), Number of leaves per plant, Number of roots per plant, Root length, Fresh weight of seedling and Dry weight of seedling. Recording of data was continued at an interval of every 30 days and up to 180 DAS. The results indicated that the medium viz; soil + sand + FYM + Poultry manure+ Vermicompost + Cocopeat each in equal proportion (1:1:1:1:1:1)exhibited significantly better result for almost all the parameters studied. Seedlings raised in this combination of media had maximum height of seedling (54.70 cm), stem girth (2.20 mm), no. of leaves per seedling(42), no. of roots per seedling(109), root length(54.33 cm), seedling fresh weight(13.87 mg) and dry weight of seedling(6.58 mg) and found to be significantly superior over other treatments used at 180 days after sowing.


Keywords: Acid lime seedling, media, Cocopeat, Vermicompost, Poultry manure
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Nainar, P., S. Muthulakshmi and Manivannan, M. I. 2021. Effect of Growing Media on Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Acid Lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 110-122. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.015