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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2042-2051
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.233


Effect of Micronutrients on Growth and Flowering of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) Var. Rosaline
Aparna Sarkar1*, Tapas Kumar Chowdhuri1 and Raghunath Sadhukhan2
1Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, WB, India
2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, WB, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present experiment was conducted to study the effect of different micronutrients for improving the quality as well as yield of Gerbera jamesonii Var. Rosaline considering both vegetative growth and flowering parameters under protected condition. The experiment was carried out at horticulture research station, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, during the year 2017-2018. Experimental field was laid out in completely randomized design consisting of thirteen treatments each including three replicates. Foliar spray of four micronutrients viz., Fe, Mg, Zn and B at three levels (0.4%, 0.6% and 0.8%) were applied. The observations showed that ferrous sulphate at a concentration of 0.6% recorded the maximum plant height (42.0 cm), the highest no. of flowers/plant (14.7) with the maximum flower diameter (12.5cm), whereas the best result in terms of no. of leaves (41.0), no. of suckers (8.0), plant spread (78.0cm) and flower stalk length (71.7cm) was recorded in magnesium sulphate. Vase life of the cut flower was found maximum in plant treated with 0.6% magnesium sulphate. No significant difference was found in all treatments regarding flower stalk diameter. Application of Ferrous sulphate, Magnesium sulphate and Zinc sulphate were found to significantly increase the growth and flowering of plant. However, application of Boric acid in all levels was found to be less effective.


Keywords: Gerbera jamesonii, Polyhouse, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Boric acid
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Aparna Sarkar, Tapas Kumar Chowdhuri and Raghunath Sadhukhan. 2020. Effect of Micronutrients on Growth and Flowering of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii) Var. Rosaline.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2042-2051. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.233