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Journal of Hill Agriculture
Year : 2015, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : ( 158) Last page : ( 162)
Print ISSN : 0976-7606. Online ISSN : 2230-7338.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2230-7338.2015.00035.X

Effect of substrates on the propagation of hybrid lilies through scaling

Lyngdoh Aibanrihun, Gupta YC, Dhiman SR*, Dilta BS, Kashyap Bharati**

Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, 173 230, Himachal Pradesh, India

*E mail: sullhanb@gmail.com

** bharatiraxit@yahoo.com

Online published on 27 October, 2015.

Abstract

Studies were carried out under mist chamber with an objective to find out suitable substrate(s) for propagation of hybrid lilies through scaling. An experiment was laid out in a CRD (factorial) design with 45 treatment combinations replicated thrice, with fifteen substrates including cocopeat, sawdust, sand, forest soils and compost and three hybrid lily cultivars i.e. Brindisi, Menorca and Serrada. The results of interaction between substrates and cultivars showed that response was maximum (93.33%) in cv. Brindisi in mohru oak forest soil + cocopeat. Maximum weight of bulblets per scale (1.85 g) was recorded in cv. Serrada in rai forest soil and maximum number of bulblets/scale (2.17) was observed in cv. Serrada in deodar forest soil. Maximum size of bulblets (12.71 mm) was found in cv. Brindissi in sawdust. Propagation index was maximum (136.70%) in cultivar Brindissi planted in rai forest soil. Hence, rai forest soil can be recommended for propagation of lilium through scaling.

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Keywords

Lilium, substrate, scaling, propagation.

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