Evaluation of Different Ornamental Ficus under Shadenet Conditions of Prayagraj

Bhagyasri Nandam *

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Devi Singh

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

C. John Wesley

Centre for Geospatial Technologies VIAET, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An experiment entitled Evaluation of different ornamental ficus under shadenet conditions of prayagraj was conducted in shadenet house, Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj during July-October 2022 on ficus. The experiment was conducted in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with eight varieties replicated thrice. The varieties used were Ficus microcarpa golden, Ficus microcarpa moclame, Ficus microcarpa crassifolia, Ficus triangularis variegata, Ficus benjamina exotica, Ficus benjamina reginald, Ficus benjamina starlight, Ficus benjamina safari. The results revealed that better performance was seen in Ficus microcarpa golden in all parameters like plant height at 90 days (56.33 cm), no. of leaves at 90 days (94.43 cm), leaf length at 90 days (10.13 cm), leaf breadth at 90 days (4.53 cm), no. of primary branches at 90 days (11.23 cm), plant spread at 90 days (36.93 cm), leaf petiole length    (1.6 cm).

Keywords: Ficus, Ficus microcarpa golden, CRD, ornamental


How to Cite

Nandam , Bhagyasri, Devi Singh, and C. John Wesley. 2023. “Evaluation of Different Ornamental Ficus under Shadenet Conditions of Prayagraj”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (10):18-24. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102614.

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