Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Ameliorate the pre-flowering growth of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. Red majesty with composted coconut coir as organic amendment
Author(s): Rabia Badar and Bisma Batool
Abstract: Production of cut flowers as well as plants depend on dynamic pre-flowering (vegetative) growth. Pre-flowering growth depends on the quantity and availability of macro- and micronutrients in the soil. Organic fertilizers and bio-fertilizers can renovate nutritionally essential elements from unavailable to available form through biological procedures leading to crop yields. In present research, composted coconut coir as organic fertilizers in combinations with Trichoderma harzianum (as bio-fertilizer) and Ferula asafoetida (as biocontrol agent) used as treatments. Experiment was conducted in the Department of Botany, Jinnah University for Women in complete randomized design as an experimental unit with four replicates. Data were collected after 30 days. Most of the selected treatments promote the growth of Gladiolus plants significantly. The results showed increase in root length, shoot length, leaf area, fresh and dry weight of root and shoot of experimental plants. All treatments also increased the biochemical contents of experimental plants. The results of the given research proved that the organic fertilizers with live formulates of microorganisms (useful bacteria and fungi) restoring the natural fertility and soil diseases and therefore stimulate plant growth.
How to cite this article:
Rabia Badar and Bisma Batool. Ameliorate the pre-flowering growth of Gladiolus grandiflorus L. Red majesty with composted coconut coir as organic amendment. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(3): 329-336.