Effect of Potting Media on Seed Germination and Seedling Vigour of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) under the Konkan Region of Coastal Maharashtra


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  • M S GAWANKAR College of Horticulture, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Mulde - 416 520, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India
  • P M HALDANKAR Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra, India
  • P C HALDAVANEKAR College of Horticulture, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Mulde - 416 520, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India
  • B R SALVI Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra, India
  • M M BURONDKAR Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra, India
  • C D PAWAR Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli - 415 712, Maharashtra, India
  • B M JAMADAGNI Agricultural Research Station, Dr. B.S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Mulde - 416 520, Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, India

Keywords:

Graft success, Graft survival, Growing media, Rice husk, Saw dust, Soil

Abstract

An experiment was carried out to assess the effect of potting media on seed germination and seedling growth for obtaining the vigorous rootstock for softwood grafting in jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.). Healthy seeds of more than 3 g weight were thoroughly washed and treated with Carbendazim (50% WP @ 2 g L-1) for 5 minutes and sown in polybags having size 15 × 20 cm containing five different growing media viz., M1 - soil + FYM (3:1), M2 - soil + vermicompost + rice husk (2:1:1), M3 - soil + vermicompost + sawdust (2:1:1), M4 - soil + vermicompost + cocopeat (2:1:1) and M5 - soil + vermicompost + rice husk + cocopeat (1:1:1:1). The potting mixture containing soil, vermicompost, cocopeat and rice husk in 1:1:1:1 proportion was found to be best for obtaining the highest germination percentage (93.0 %), 11.88 days for initiation of germination, 22.88 days for 50% germination and 24.25 days for total germination. The inclusion of sawdust in media showed an inhibitory effect for all the aspects under study.

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2019-08-24

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2021-08-12

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GAWANKAR, M. S., HALDANKAR, P. M., HALDAVANEKAR, P. C., SALVI, B. R., BURONDKAR, M. M., PAWAR, C. D., & JAMADAGNI, B. M. (2021). Effect of Potting Media on Seed Germination and Seedling Vigour of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) under the Konkan Region of Coastal Maharashtra. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 39(1), 61-65. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/JISCAR/article/view/93056