PV Shilna Mukundan1, B Hemla Naik2*, Y Kantharaj3, SK Nataraj4 and M Ganapathi5
1Ph D Scholar, Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, KRCCH, Arabhavi, UHS Bagalkot Karnataka, India
2Professor (Higher Academic Grade) Cum Dean (Agriculture), College of Agriculture, Navile, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Post Harvest Technology, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
4Assistant Professor, Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Chikmagaluru, Karnataka, India
5Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Physiology, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author: B Hemla Naik, Professor (Higher Academic Grade) Cum Dean (Agriculture), College of Agriculture, Navile, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.
Received: March 26, 2020; Published: May 11, 2020
The present investigation was carried out in the experimental block of the Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Shivamogga, Karnataka during 2018-19 to know the response of microbial consortia at graded levels of N, P, K on flowering, yield and quality of Asiatic lily cut flowers under naturally ventilated poly house (NVPH). The flowering parameters like days taken for flower bud emergence and 50 flowering were found maximum in 75% RDF + Azotobacter croococcum + Aspergillus awamori + Bacillus musilogenesis (23.08 and 47.08 days), whereas days to senescence of flowers in standing plant was found maximum in T14 (14.88 days). Flower quality parameters like length of flower stalk, bud diameter, bud length, petal length, petal breadth, flower diameter (N-S), flower diameter (E-W), no. of florets/spike, no. of florets/m2 were found maximum in 75% RDF + Azotobacter croococcum + Aspergillus awamori + Bacillus musilogenesis (35.69 cm, 23.75 mm, 7.40 cm, 10.27 cm, 5.20 cm, 17.45 cm, 17.09 cm, 5.00 and 46.33, respectively). However, minimum values were observed in the treatment combination of Azotobacter croococcum + Aspergillus awamori + Bacillus musilogenesis without fertilizer application.
Keywords: Azotobacter croococcum; Aspergillus awamori; Bacillus musilogenesis
Citation: B Hemla Naik., et al. “Effect of Inoculation of Microbial Consortia at Graded Levels of N, P2O5 and K2O on Flowering and Quality of Cut Flowers of Asiatic Lily to Under NVPH".Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.6 (2020): 45-49.
Copyright: © 2020 B Hemla Naik., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.