Nutrient content, uptake and yield in African marigold (Tagetes erecta Linn) as influenced by pinching and foliar application of gibberellic acid

DOI: 10.18805/ijare.v49i6.6681    | Article Id: A-4409 | Page : 534-538
Citation :- Nutrient content, uptake and yield in African marigold (Tagetes erecta Linn) as influenced by pinching and foliar application of gibberellic acid .Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2015.(49):534-538

Shalini Badge*, D.M. Panchbhai and R.P. Gajbhiye 

shalinibadge@gmail.com
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Department of Horticulture, 
College of Agricultrue, Nagpur-440 001, India.

Submitted Date : 12-03-2015
Accepted Date : 17-09-2015

Abstract

Present experiment was conducted at Main Garden of University, Akola, Department of Horticulture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Agriculture University, Akola during summer season of the years 2010-11 and 2011-12, to study the effect of pinching (No pinching, pinching at 15, 22, and 30 days after transplanting ) and foliar application of gibberellic acid (100 ppm, 200 ppm, 300 ppm and control) at 15th and 30th days after planting on NPK content and uptake by pinching  and gibberellic acid spray. The results revealed that maximum  nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content and uptake as well as yield parameters viz., weight of flower, number of flower plant-1, yield of flower plant-1 and hectare-1 by African marigold plants were recorded by pinching at 15 days after transplanting and foliar application of gibberellic acid 300 ppm. 

Keywords

Marigold Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium.

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