Variability of Chrysanthemum Species under Prayagraj Agro-climatic Conditions
Issue: 2023 - Volume 13 [Issue 10]
Shweta Rani *
Department of Horticulture (Floriculture and Landscaping), Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.
C. John Wesley
Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Naini Agricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
The present study was made to identify the suitable variety for growing in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Twenty varieties were laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications during 2022-2023 at Departmental field of Horticulture, NAI, SHUATS, Prayagraj. In this experiment out of 20 varieties 2 varieties, Fantasy and Hemant Sagar was not able to survive in this condition. In this experiment data were recorded for various characters viz; Growth parameter, Floral parameters, Yield parameters and Economic parameters. Variety White cotton ball was found as elite variety for height (cm) 30DAP, 60DAP, and 90DAP in comparison with other varieties. Nanako was for number of flowers per plant. Apsara (24.14t/ha) was for flower yield(t/ha) in comparison to other varieties. Maximum B:C was obtained in Apsara (2.85). Based on findings of this experiment, it is recommended the Chrysanthemum varieties Apsara and White cotton ball should be used for commercial cultivation of chrysanthemum, although further studies may also be carried out for refinement for selection of best varieties from amongst these.
Keywords: Chrysanthemum, varietal evaluation, agro-climatic conditions
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