Growth and yield of tuberose as influenced by different levels of manures and fertilizers
H.E.M.Khairul Mazed, Md. Ashraful Islam Pulok, Md. Hafizur Rahman, Nipa Monalesa, Subrato Gope Partho
The study was conducted at the Horticultural Farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh during the period from May 2014 to February, 2015. The experiment consisted five levels nutrient sources: F0 - Control, F1 - Cowdung 10 t + 250 kg Urea + 190 kg TSP + 190 kg MP/ha, F2 - Poultry litter 5 t + 250 kg Urea + 190 kg TSP + 190 kg MP/ha, F3 - Cowdung: 15 t/ha and F4 - Poultry litter: 10 t/ha. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Application of fertilizer showed significant variations on most of the parameters. The highest yield of spike (3,57,650 / ha) was recorded from F1 and the lowest (2,88,940 / ha) from F0. The highest yield of bulb per hectare (26.64 ton) was recorded from F1 and the lowest yield (18.38 ton) was recorded from F0. The highest yield of bulblet per hectare (23.63 ton) was found from F1 and the lowest yield (16.66 ton) was recorded from F0. So, application of cowdung 10 t + 250 kg Urea + 190 kg TSP + 190 kg MP per hectare was found suitable for growth and yield of tuberose.