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Effect of different rooting media on growth and yield performances of carrot (Daucus carota)

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W. A. A. Sudeshika, L. Pradheeban*, K. Nishanthan, S. Sivachandiran

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.12( 4), 31-38, April 2018


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Field experiment was conducted to assess effect of different rooting media on growth and yield performance of carrot (Daucus carota). The experiment was conducted at Faculty of Agriculture, Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi from March to June2017. Two factor factorial experiment was carried out in Complete Randomized Design (CRD) with four replicates. Four rooting media treatments (Coir dust, leaf mould, compost and top soil)and two varieties (Kimona and New Kuroda)were used in this experiment. Weather, growth, yield parameters were recorded and data were analyzed in ANOVA using SAS 9.1 package. The means were compared by using Duncan Multiple Range test. All other management practices were performed based on the recommendation made by the Department of Agriculture. Leaf number, leaf length, canopy diameter, root length, root circumference and yield were significantly differed among the rooting medium. There was no significant difference in leaf number, leaf length, canopy diameter, root length, root circumference and yield in both carrot varieties. Growth and yield parameters were well performed in coir dust containing medium and top soil (control) gave the lowest performance of both growth and yield parameters, due to difference in root penetration and growth. But there was no significant difference between coir dust and compost containing medium. It can be concluded that coir dust containing medium can be recommended as a suitable medium for carrot growing based on the root penetration, growth and yield of the plant.


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Effect of different rooting media on growth and yield performances of carrot (Daucus carota)

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