In annual flower crops like African marigold, seed yield is mainly dependent on number of flower bearing branches which can be manipulated by arresting the vertical growth of plants and encouraging side shoots by means of apical bud pinching or growth retardant. For enhancement of seed yield and quality of any flower crop, pinching and growth regulators can be used besides usual cultural and management practices. The application of growth retardant and pinching helps to increase the yield of good quality seed of different flower crops.
Mr. Ghormade G. N. Ph.D Scholar, Department of Horticulture (Floriculture and landscaping), V.N.M.K.V. Parbhani (M.S). He has completed Master’s Degree in Floriculture and landscape architecture from College of Agriculture, Nagpur Dr.PDKV, Akola (M.S). He has published nine research papers in various NASS rated journals.
Dr. R. P. Gajbhiye
Dr. S. S. Yadlod
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Pinching, cycocel, African marigold, Seed Production
SCIENCE / Horticulture