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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2018)
Yield and quality of African marigold as influenced by biofertilizers and nitrogen levels


Author(s): AR Singanjude, RP Gajbhiye, YR Khobragade and SS Moon

Abstract: An experiment to study the response of biofertilizers and nitrogen levels on yield and quality in African marigold was carried out during kharif season of the year 2017-18 at Research Farm, Horticulture Section, College of Agriculture, Nagpur. A field experiment comprised of two factors i.e. factor A and factor B. Factor A consist of 3 levels of biofertilizers (N0 - Control, N1 - Azotobacter and N2 - Azospirillum) and factor B consist of 5 levels of nitrogen (N0 - Control, N1 - 50 kg N ha-1, N2 - 75 kg N ha-1, N3 - 100 kg N ha-1 and N4 - 125 kg N ha-1) with fifteen treatment combinations replicated thrice in a Factorial Randomized Block Design. The flower yield characters like flower yield plant-1, flower yield plot-1 and flower yield ha-1 were recorded maximum with an individual application of B1 (Azotobacter) and N3 (100 kg N ha-1). Significantly maximum flower yield plant-1, flower yield plot-1 and flower yield ha-1 were observed in the treatment combination of B1N3 (Azotobacter and 100 kg N ha-1). Whereas, the quality parameters like weight of flower, flower diameter, flower disc diameter and number of petals flower-1 were recorded maximum with an individual application of B1 (Azotobacter) and N3 (100 kg N ha-1). Significantly maximum weight of flower and flower diameter were observed in the treatment combination of B1N3 (Azotobacter and 100 kg N ha-1). The interaction effect of biofertilizers and nitrogen levels with respect to quality parameters i.e. flower disc diameter and number of petals per flower were found non-significant in the treatment combination of B1N3 (Azotobacter and 100 kg N ha-1).

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AR Singanjude, RP Gajbhiye, YR Khobragade, SS Moon. Yield and quality of African marigold as influenced by biofertilizers and nitrogen levels. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(5):23-26.
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