Effect of Root Microbial Inoculants and Chitosan on Growth of Aglaonema (Aglaonema commutatum) Cuttings

Bashaboina Sunil *

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, SKLTSHU, India.

P. Prasanth

Floriculture Research Station, ARI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, SKLTSHU, India.

Lakshminarayana

College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, SKLTSHU, India.

Praneeth Kumar

Floriculture Research Station, ARI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, SKLTSHU, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study highlights the effect of root microbial inoculants and chitosan on growth of Aglaonema (Aglaonema commutatum) cuttings. During October to April 2020-2021, a field investigation was conducted at Floriculture Research Station, (Agricultural Research Institute) Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The experiment consisted of two factors. The treated cuttings were put in polybags with Red soil, sand, and FYM (2:1:1) medium. Psuedomonas liquid formulations and VAM powder form were employed for treatment of cuttings. Treated cuttings were placed in polybags, and the soil surrounding the cuttings was tightly compacted. In solitary polybags, a single cutting was planted. Among the different treatments P1 (Top cutting) with S5 (VAM - 5 g / kg media + IBA - 1000ppm) recorded best results in least number of days taken for sprouting (27.70 days), number of leaves per cutting (4.54), fresh weight of leaf (3.10 g), shoot length (28.96 cm) and shoot girth (13.00 mm) and days taken to finishing stage (125 Days). Whereas, P1 - (Top cutting) with S6 - (Pseudomonas fluorescence - 5 ml / kg media + IBA – 1000 ppm) recorded best results in growth rate (0.054 g).

Keywords: Root microbial, chitosan, aglaonema


How to Cite

Sunil , Bashaboina, P. Prasanth, Lakshminarayana, and Praneeth Kumar. 2023. “Effect of Root Microbial Inoculants and Chitosan on Growth of Aglaonema (Aglaonema Commutatum) Cuttings”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (10):2103-11. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102871.

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