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International Journal of Horticultural Science and Ornamental Plants

Marigold (Tagetes species) winter-spring production at Kavre District of Nepal

*Mira Dhakal and Shandesh Bhattarai

*Nepal Agriculture Research Council, Horticulture Research Division, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

  Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal

Accepted 07 June, 2017.

Citation: Dhakal M and Bhattarai S (2017). Marigold (Tagetes species) winter-spring production at Kavre District of Nepal. International Journal of Horticultural Science and Ornamental Plants 3(1): 053-058.

Copyright: © 2017. Dhakal and Bhattarai. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the growing conditions and cultivars on winter-spring production of marigold at Katunjebeshi Village Development Committee of Kavre district of Nepal. This trial was conducted in two factorial randomized complete block design at open field and under plastic tunnel with four marigold cultivars namely: Calcuttia orange, Marigold garland orange, MSGY and MSNY7. There were eight treatments with three replications. In total, 24 treatments combinations were evaluated. The vegetative parameters of Calcuttia orange were higher with earlier days to 50% flowering at open field. The Calcuttia orange showed earlier days to first harvest and longer duration of flowering under plastic tunnel. The Calcuttia orange showed longer duration of flowering i.e., four months under plastic tunnel and three months at open field. Similarly, a total yield and total number of flower were 1.5 kg plant-1 and 265 plant-1 under plastic tunnels whereas 1 kg plant-1 and 200 flowers plant-1 at open field respectively. It was concluded that Calcuttia orange performed superior on almost all of characters and recommended for winter-spring production.

Keywords: Cultivars, Kavre district, Marigold, Plastic tunnel, Yield