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Authors: KHEDKAR, SURAJ PANDURANG
Advisor: Bhingarde, R. T.
Title: EFFECT OF POTTING MEDIA AND SEASON OF TRANSPLANTING ON GROWTH AND SURVIVAL OF CASHEW GRAFTS (Anacardium occidentale L.) CV. VENGURLA-4
Publisher: dbskkv., Dapoli
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 165
Agrotags: null
Keywords: PLANTATION, SPICES
Abstract: The present investigation entitled “Effect of potting media and season of transplanting on growth and survival of cashew grafts (Anacardium occidentale L.) cv. Vengurla 4” was conducted at nursery No.1, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture Dr. B. S. K. K. V. Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri during the year 2017-19. The experiment was executed in randomized block design with five and twelve treatments and four and three replications respectively. The five treatments consist of Control (i.e. Soil + FYM 3:1), Soil + FYM (1:1), Cocopeat (100%), Soil + Cocopeat (1:3), Soil+ FYM+ Rice Husk+ Cocopeat (1:1:1:1) and twelve treatments consist of December 2017, January 2018, February 2018, March 2018, April 2018, May 2018, June 2018, July 2018, August 2018, September 2018, October 2018 and November 2018. In this experiment survival, morphological attributes was observed periodically. The survival, morphological parameters such as plant height (cm), girth of graft (mm), length of new sprout (cm), number of leaves, leaf area (cm2), absolute growth rate (cm/ day), relative growth rate (cm/ cm/ day), root length (cm) and dry weight of root(g) were significantly influenced by different potting media. In potting medium, the highest survival percentage (93.00%) was observed in T5 i.e. soil + FYM + rice husk + cocopeat (1:1:1:1). The treatment T1 i.e. soil+ FYM (3:1) was recorded significant increase in plant height (57.98%) and relative growth rate (0.0064 cm/cm/day). T5 i.e. soil+ FYM+ rice husk+ cocopeat (1:1:1:1) was recorded significant increase in girth of grafts (11.64 mm) and new sprout length (34.80 cm). T2 i.e. soil+ FYM (1:1) was recorded significant increase in number of leaves (34.5), leaf area (9506.56 cm2) and highest absolute growth rate (0.1475 cm/day). Whereas, maximum root length (47.45 cm) and dry weight of root (23.20g) was obtained in treatment T5 i.e. soil + FYM + rice husk + cocopeat (1:1:1:1). In season of rebagging, the maximum survival percentage was recorded in T10 (96.00%) i.e. September 2018 followed by T3 (94.66 %) i.e. February 2018 whereas the maximum plant height percentage (39.14 %) in T5 i.e. April 2018, girth of graft (10.59 mm) in T8 i.e. June 2018, new sprout height (27.30 cm) in T4 i.e. March 2018. The number of leaves (30.33), leaf area (3766.7 cm2) highest relative growth rate (1.7429 cm/cm/day), highest absolute growth rate (0.2047 cm/day) and root length (49.00 cm) was observed in T3 i.e. February 2018. The treatment T10 i.e. September 2018 recorded maximum root dry weight (14.33g). Economics involved for different treatment showed that T5 i.e. soil+ FYM+ rice husk+ cocopeat (1:1:1:1) was promoting with highest net profit (Rs.1441.44) in potting medium. From the above investigation, it is concluded that potting mixture had significant effect on survival and growth of cashew grafts. The media containing cocopeat, FYM, soil along with rice husk was the ideal media for nursery, whereas the September and February was ideal months for cashew grafts rebagged in large sized polybags.
Subject: Spices, Plantation and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Theme: Horticulture
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2019
Appears in Collections:Thesis

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