Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
Open Access

ISSN: 2376-0354



Effect of Integrated Nutrient Management on Growth, Yield and Quality of Gladiolus (Gladiolus grandifloru L.) Cv. Psittacinus Hybrid

Pansuriya PB and Chauhan RV

A trial was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh to investigate the effect of organic, inorganic and biofertilizer on growth, yield and quality of gladiolus cv. Psittacinus hybrid. Twelve treatment combinations of different nutritional sources were comprised with three replications. Results due to various treatments found significant. Application of (T3) was recorded for minimum days to first spike emergence (72.10 days), maximum plant height (91.88 cm), maximum number of stems per plant (2.20) and fresh and dry weight of plant (161.36 gm and 46.37 gm, respectively). With respect to flowering, yield characters maximum number of spikes per plant (2.20), number of spikes per square meter (19.82), yield of spikes per hectare (2.87 lacks), fresh weight of whole spikes (90.03 gm), diameter of floret (7.98 cm), length of floret rachis (55.24 cm), vase life (14.32 days), longevity of spike (15.17 days) were recorded with an application of 75% RDF + NC @ 1 t/ha + Azoto. @ 2 kg/ha + PSB @ 2 kg/ha (T6). Similarly, the application of CC @ 4 t/ha + Azoto. @ 4 kg/ha + PSB @ 4 kg/ha (T11) gave poor performance.