EFFECT OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS LEVELS ON FLOWER YIELD CHARACTERISTICS OF MARIGOLD (Tagetes minuta L.) var. Vanfool
EFFECT OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS LEVELS ON FLOWER YIELD CHARACTERISTICS OF MARIGOLD (Tagetes minuta L.) var. Vanfool.Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2015.(30):209-213
M. M. Sharma, Angad Prasad* and O. P. Singh
Present study was carried out during Rabi season in the year 2011-12 and 2012-13 at the Main Experimental Station, Department of Horticulture, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad, (U.P.) with a view to study the effect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus levels on flowering yield characteristics of Marigold. Maximum number of flowers per plant was recorded with the application of 180 kg N/ha followed by 120 kg N /ha and 120 kg P/ha. Minimum number of flowers per plant was observed in the treatment where no fertilizers were given (N0P0). On further study, it was found that the flower yield/plant increased significantly with increased levels of nitrogen application up to 180 kg N /ha and thereafter, decreased gradually with 120 kg N/ha. Due to phosphorus, maximum flower yield per/plant was recorded with the application of 120 kg P/ha followed by 60 kg P/ha. Maximum weight of 100 fresh flowers was recorded with the application of 180 kg N/ha and 120 kg P/ha.