Influences of Traditional Mulches on Flower Production and Petal Coloration of Dianthus (<i>Dianthus Chinensis</i> Lin.)

Authors

  • MH Kabir Department of Horticulture and Postharvest Technology Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AHM Solaiman Department of Horticulture and Postharvest Technology Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • N Das Department of Horticulture and Postharvest Technology Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • AFMJ Uddin Department of Horticulture and Postharvest Technology Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/pa.v18i2.17462

Keywords:

Coloration, Dianthus chinensis, Flower production, Mulch

Abstract

An experiment was conducted to understand the effect of traditional mulches on plant growth, flower induction, petal coloration and yield of Dianthus chinensis at Horticultural Farm, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka. Four mulch treatments C, control; SM, straw mulch; WHM, water hyacinth mulch; BPM, black plastic mulch were examined under this study. Black plastic mulch showed better performance than other treatments. Highest plant and flower growth, early flowering and maximum number of flowers were observed from black plastic mulch treatment followed by water hyacinth mulch and straw mulch respectively whereas the lowest was observed from control. Deep colored flower was produced from black plastic mulch treated plants and light colored flower from control.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/pa.v18i2.17462

Progress. Agric. 18(2): 35 - 40, 2007

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Published

2013-12-27

How to Cite

Kabir, M., Solaiman, A., Das, N., & Uddin, A. (2013). Influences of Traditional Mulches on Flower Production and Petal Coloration of Dianthus (<i>Dianthus Chinensis</i> Lin.). Progressive Agriculture, 18(2), 35–40. https://doi.org/10.3329/pa.v18i2.17462

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Crop Science