THE APPLICATION OF PRESERVATIVES ON QUALITY OF GLADIOLUS (GLADIOLUS GRANDIFLORUS) CUT SPIKE.
Amit K Awasthi1, P.K.Karhana2 and K.K.Pandey3
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In the present study attempts has been made to effect of two preservatives along with their chemical combination on gladiolus for western Uttar Pradesh. The lab of department of horticulture in RB (PG) College, Agra (UP) has been used for the experimentation in 2011. The CRD with four treatments and three replications has been used under the study. The preservatives has been taken AgNO3 (25ppm), sucrose 2% AgNO3 (25 ppm ) + sucrose 2% and distil water (control) denoted as T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively, for flower treatment. The result indicates that T1 taken minimum day for basal floret open followed by T3. Floret open (%) has been found maximum in T1 followed by T3.The T1 indicates as best preservatives in diameter of florets and fresh weight of flower. Our conclusion has been drawn that the T1 found as a best preservatives followed by T3 for the western U.P. during the season.