FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2021 Vol.27 No.1 PP 20­-26
https://doi.org/10.33451/florafauna.v27i1pp20-26
Effect of different potting mixtures on growth and flowering characters of Chrysanthemum cv. Haldighati
*Monika, Kulveer Singh Yadav and Ankush Chandla
School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology,
RIMT University, MANDI-GOBINDGARH (PUNJAB), INDIA
*Corresponding Author : Email : monikabhardwaj028@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
This study evaluates the effect of different potting mixtures on growth and flowering of Chrysanthemum cv. Haldighati. The experiment was carried out at Agriculture Farm, School of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, RIMT University, Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab, India. Different treatment methods include mixing sand, soil, cocopeat, ver powder, farmland fertilizer and perlite in equal proportions. Statistical analysis of the data show that the medium combination has a significant influence on the control value. The results show that the overall performance of Chrysanthemum is better in the medium with T7 (Perlite + FYM + garden soil (2:1:1)), but T5 is Vermicompost + FYM + Garden soil (2:1:1) has the highest main branches of each plant and the number of sub-branches per plant, the number of ray florets per flower, the length of ray florets and the width of ray florets. According to the obtained results, it can be concluded that compared with perlite Chrysanthemum, the potting medium treatment combination consisting of Perlite + FYM + garden soil (2:1:1) is most suitable for producing Chrysanthemums. It has been found that the light growth medium is more suitable for plant morphological development and continuous high-quality flower production.

Key words : FYM, Perlite.Potting mixture, Production, Vermicompost.
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