African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6693

Full Length Research Paper

Growth and survival of budded Kinnow plants as influenced by different types of black polybags and soil media

K. Mohd Ilyas
  • K. Mohd Ilyas
  • Division of Fruit Science, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu-180009, India.
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Akash Sharma
  • Akash Sharma
  • Division of Fruit Science, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu-180009, India.
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V. K. Wali
  • V. K. Wali
  • Division of Fruit Science, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu-180009, India.
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P. Bakshi
  • P. Bakshi
  • Division of Fruit Science, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu-180009, India.
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Sohnika Rani
  • Sohnika Rani
  • Division of Fruit Science, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu-180009, India.
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  •  Received: 02 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 19 May 2014
  •  Published: 31 May 2014

Abstract

The experiment was carried out to standardize the black polybags with different soil media for production of budded Kinnow plants with treatments comprising four different sizes of black polybags and different soil media containing soil, sand, vermicompost and farm yard manure (FYM) in different proportions. The interaction effect of different potting material and propagation media showed that potting material viz. black polybags of size 22x10x8 cm with holes filled with propagation media soil: sand: vermicompost in the ratio of 1:1:1 reported maximum diameter of scion (0.89 cm), diameter of stock (2.76 cm), scion stock ratio (0.32), length of shoot (20.00 cm), number of shoot (11.81), number of leaves per scion (12.50) and height of plant (44.96 cm); whereas, soil temperature, electrical conductivity and soil texture were also observed highest. The cost of raising 10000 kinnow buddlings in black polybags of size 22x10x8 cm with holes filled with propagation media soil: sand: vermicompost in ratio of 1: 1: 1 was estimated as Rs 54321.00.
 
Key words: Kinnow, black polybags, soil media, growth and economics.