International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Influence of photoperiod manipulation on performance of potted chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzevelev.) cultivars
Author(s): Raveendra Choudhari, BS Kulkarni and AM Shirol
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of photoperiod manipulation on growth, flowering and quality performance of potted chrysanthemum cultivars. The treatments include three levels of photoperiodic modules and seven varieties. Among the photoperiodic modules initiated after attaining standard growth size (4-5 weeks after planting) across the varieties, maximum vegetative growth, delayed flowering and better flower quality were recorded in photoperiodic module P1 (12 h dark, 12 h light). While, minimum vegetative growth, early flowering and less quality flowers were obtained in photoperiodic module of P3 (16 h dark, 8 h light). Photoperiodic module of P2 (14 h dark, 10 h light) was on par with some vegetative and flowering attributes. Among the cultivars, the vegetative growth, flowering and flower quality characters differed significantly. Among the cultivars, minimum plant spread and smaller flower were reported in cv. Pink Deco, while cv. Yellow Decorative and cv. Red Deco Spoon produced maximum plant spread which are the desired characters for potted plants.
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Raveendra Choudhari, BS Kulkarni, AM Shirol. Influence of photoperiod manipulation on performance of potted chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzevelev.) cultivars. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2848-2851.