Evaluation of mulch practices on growth and yield of four Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) germplasm

Mulch practices on Lisianthus germplasms

Authors

  • Most Naznin Sultana Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh
  • Farjana Nasrin Khan Principal Scientific Officer Floriculture Division Horticulture Research Centre Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute Gazipur-1701, BANGLADESH
  • Asmaa Ul Husna Department of Horticulture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Maisha Maliha Department of Horticulture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • AFM Jamal Uddin Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/sja.v20i2.63577

Keywords:

Flower production, Petal coloration, Lisianthus germplasm, Mulch

Abstract

An experiment was conducted in the horticultural farm at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka to evaluate the Mulch practices on Growth and yield of four Lisianthus germplasm. The experiment consisted of four treatments (Mo: Control, Ms: Straw mulch, Mc: Cocodust mulch, Mbp: Black polythene mulch) and four Lisianthus germplasms (V1: Arena Type Pure White,V2: Double Pure White, V3: Arena Type Light Pink, V4:Super Magic Type Blue), laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. The results showed significant variations among the four varieties and different mulches. The tallest plant (71.6 cm), thickest stem (5.7 mm) and the largest flower size (70.6 mm) were found in V4 (Super magic type Blue) than others. Plants grown in Black polythene mulch (Mbp) recorded the tallest plant (65.1 cm), highest stem dia. (5.7 mm), maximum stem number (6.4), maximum number of flowers/plant (44.7) and the largest flower size (64.9 mm) than control. Based on the above parameters, the mulches are put in order as follows Mbp ≥ Mc ≥ Ms ≥ Mo. These findings may provide useful data for the improvement of sustainable flower production of Lisianthus.

SAARC J. Agric., 20(2): 157-167 (2022)

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Published

2022-12-29

How to Cite

Sultana, M. N., Khan, F. N. ., Husna, A. U., Maliha, M., & Uddin, A. J. (2022). Evaluation of mulch practices on growth and yield of four Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) germplasm: Mulch practices on Lisianthus germplasms. SAARC Journal of Agriculture, 20(2), 157–167. https://doi.org/10.3329/sja.v20i2.63577

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