Response of China aster to Bio-inoculant Amendments under Pot Experiment

Suraj Singh *

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, U.P., India.

Samir E. Topno

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, U.P., India.

V. M. Prasad

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present investigation was layout out in Completely Randomized design (CRD) to assess the impact of biofertilizers on China aster with total of nine treatments and each treatment replicated thrice. The treatments consist of different combinations of bio-inoculants (Azospirillum, PSB, VAM and KSB). The results revealed that the treatment T8 (75%RDF+Azospirillum+PSB) was found significantly higher compared to other treatment combination, which recorded highest plant height (27.28 cm), Number of leaves (27.44), plant spread (15.28 cm2), Days to bud emergence (47.11 days), days of first bud break (54.67 days), opening first flower (62.33 days),number of flowers per plant(14.12), stalk length (13.00 cm), flower dimeter (4.92cm),Vase life (12.22 days), Leaf area (14.11 cm2).The economics viz. Gross return (Rs. 16,800), Net return (Rs. 8928) and Benefit cost ratio (2.13) was found highest in the same treatment.

Keywords: China aster, Azospirillium, PSB, KSB, VAM


How to Cite

Singh , Suraj, Samir E. Topno, and V. M. Prasad. 2023. “Response of China Aster to Bio-Inoculant Amendments under Pot Experiment”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (10):726-31. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102709.

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