PLANTING TIME AND CHEMICALS RESPONSE ON FLOWERING AND CORM PRODUCTION OF GLADIOLUS (GLADIOLUS GRANDIFLORUS L.) CV. URMI by M. RAJA NAIK1, VENKATA SATISH KUCHI2
The present investigation was carried out to study the effect of different planting times and chemicals on flowering and yield parameters of gladiolus cv. Urmi. The results revealed that, among multiple treatments, 3rd week of October, 2014 planting (P1) significantly increased flowering, quality and yield attributes as compared to other planting times viz., 3rd week of November (P2 ), 3rd week of December (P3 ) and 3rd week of January, 2015 (P4 ). While in case of chemicals, 150 ppm GA3 (C3) had significant effect on flowering, quality and yield attributes as compared to control (C0). In interaction, the treatment combination i.e. corms treated with GA3 @ 150 ppm and corms planted during 3rd week of October, 2014 (P1 C3 ) was the best with respect to flowering and yield characters of gladiolus cv. Urmi.