Efficacy of graded doses of Pusa Hydrogel on growth and quality of coleus (Coleus blumeiL.) under Polyhouse condition

International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJAES Journal
Volume 4 Issue 4
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Abdul Saboor Dawlatzai, R. Jayanthi, SaidajanAtiqAbdiani
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Abdul Saboor Dawlatzai, R. Jayanthi, SaidajanAtiqAbdiani, "Efficacy of graded doses of Pusa Hydrogel on growth and quality of coleus (Coleus blumeiL.) under Polyhouse condition," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 4,  no. 4, pp. 32-36, 2017. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942568/IJAES-V4I4P106


 An experiment was carried out to study the efficacy of graded doses of Pusa Hydrogel on growth and quality of Coleus (Coleus blumei L.) under polyhouse condition” at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangaluru during 2016-17. Four different concentrations of Pusa Hydrogel @10g, 20g, 30g and 40g each mixed with 5kg of potting media were set as treatments. Application of 40gm of pusa hydrogel per 5kg of potting media resulted in significantly higher plant height (38.5cm), branches per plant (18.1), plant spread (41.6 cm2) stem diameter (1.27 cm), leaves per plant (92.2), leaf length and width (8.2 and 5.4 cm respectively), chloropyll content (SPAD value of 30.63) as compared to control (without Pusa Hydrogel) at 120 days after planting. Significantly least quantity of water requerment (22.7 litre) and frequency of watering (once in 2.9 days) with a water saving of 39% were also recorded in the same treatment when compared to control.


Growth, quality, Coleus blumei L., Pusa hydrogel.


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