Effect of Combined Application of Nano Urea and Custom Blended Thermochemical Organic Fertilizer for Growth and Yield of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus)

Kalyani T.G *

Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram – 695522, India.

Reshmi C.R

Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram – 695522, India.

Rafeekher M

Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram – 695522, India.

Priya Kumari I

Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram – 695522, India.

Naveen Leno

Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Thiruvananthapuram – 695522, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A study was carried out to evaluate the impact of combined application of nano urea liquid fertilizer and custom blended thermochemical organic fertilizer on the growth and yield of the gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) variety "Natasha" under naturally ventilated polyhouse conditions. The experiment was conducted in 2021-2022 inside a naturally ventilated polyhouse in the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Agriculture, Vellayani using 3-month-old tissue culture plantlets of gerbera variety ‘Natasha’. The experiment was laid out in CRD with 10 treatments and 15 replications. The results of the study revealed fortnightly foliar application of nano urea and soil application of thermochemical organic fertilizer custom blended with rajphos and MOP @ 1.2 g N: 0.8 g P2O5: 2 g K2O per plant significantly improved the parameters like plant spread, number of leaves per plant, leaf length, leaf area and number of suckers per plant. Flower diameter, number of flowers produced per month, length of the flower stalk and bloom life were greatly improved by fortnightly soil application of thermochemical organic fertilizer custom blended with urea, rajphos and MOP @ 1.2 g N: 0.8 g P2O5: 2 g K2O per plant.

Keywords: Gerbera, nano urea, organic fertilizer, thermochemical, custom blended


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Kalyani T.G, Reshmi C.R, Rafeekher M, Priya Kumari I, & Leno , N. (2024). Effect of Combined Application of Nano Urea and Custom Blended Thermochemical Organic Fertilizer for Growth and Yield of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus). International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(5), 230–239. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i54521

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