African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of Panchgavya as source of nutrient for Cymbidium orchids

S. K. Naik1, D. Barman2, R. Devadas2 and T. Ushabharathi3
1ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region, Research Centre, Ranchi, Plandu-834010, Jharkhand, India. 2National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong-737106, Sikkim, India. 3Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru, India.
Email: sushantanaik7atgmail.com

  •  Accepted: 21 November 2013
  •  Published: 30 November 2013

Abstract

The experiment was undertaken during 2009 to 2012 to study the different concentration of panchgavya on the growth and flowering of Cymbidium ‘Sleeping Nymph’. The media application of 1:30 panchgavya registered highest pseudobulb length and girth and resulted in 31.66 and 41.3% increase over control, respectively. Furthermore, the number of spikes per plant, floret per spike, spike length and rachis length were recorded highest in the media application of panchgavya at 1:30 and resulted in 130, 55.3, 22.4 and 26.3% increase over control, respectively. Among the foliar application of panchgavya, the treatment receiving panchgavya at 1:30 (T3) performed better for growth and flowering of Cymbidium hybrid. The results confirmed that, the application of panchgavya at 1:30 either in media or in foliar application was best for the growth and flowering of Cymbidium hybrid.

 

Key words: Cymbidium hybrid, panchgavya, growth, spike production.