RESPONSE OF BRAHMI (BACOPA MONNIERI L.) CULTIVARS TODIFFERENT GROWING MEDIA IN HYDROPONIC SYSTEMPuneet Kaur, Gurbax Singh Chhina and Agumjot Kaur
The field experiment was conducted at Studentsâ Research Farm, Khalsa College, Amritsar during kharif2019-20. There were total of 10 treatments comprising two cultivars i.e. C1 â CIM-Jagriti and C2 â Subodhakand five growing media i.e. G1 â Cocopeat; G2 â Sawdust; G3 â Vermiculite; G4 â Mixture (cocopeat + sawdust+ vermiculite in 1:1:1) and G5 â Soil (control). The results revealed that higher growth and yield attributeswere found in cv. Subodhak than cv. CIM-Jagriti but they had non-significant difference whereas bacoside-A content was found to be higher in CIM-Jagriti than Subodhak. Growing media had influence on theperformance of brahmi plants. Brahmi grown in G1 responded better than other media. It was observedthat the growth and yield parameters of brahmi were significantly higher in G1 than G2, G3, G-4 and G5, butwas statistically at par with G-4. Plants grown in G5 showed significantly lower results than other media.