African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 5890

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of planting dates and spacing on growth and flowering of French marigold Sel. ‘FM – 786’

Pratibha, C.
  • Pratibha, C.
  • Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, India.
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Gupta, Y. C.
  • Gupta, Y. C.
  • Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, India.
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Dhiman, S. R.
  • Dhiman, S. R.
  • Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, India.
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Gupta, R. K.
  • Gupta, R. K.
  • Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, India.
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  •  Received: 01 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2016
  •  Published: 13 September 2018

Abstract

The present study was carried out in an experimental farm in the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P.) during March to December, 2010. The experiment was laid out in split plot design, comprising of eight different planting dates and two spacing, (viz., 30 × 20 cm and 30 × 30 cm) as sub-plot treatment at monthly intervals from, mid-March to October, 2010. Maximum flower size was recorded for April planting date crop, whereas, June planting date gave the best results for plant height and plant spread. However, maximum number of flowers and maximum yield per plant were recorded in March planted crop. Plant height, plant spread flower size and yield per plant were at maximum in a wider spacing S2 (30 × 30 cm). Maximum number of flowers per plant as well as maximum yield per plant was recorded in March planting at closer spacing S2 (30 × 20 cm).

Key words: Horticulture, floriculture, flowering, plant.