EFFECT OF ORGANIC MANURE ON GROWTH AND FLOWERING ATTRIBUTES OF DOG FLOWER (ANTIRRHINUM MAJUS)Zophruvelu Venuh and Thaneshwari
A field experiment was undertaken in Phek, Nagaland, to investigate the effects of organic manure on the growth and flowering attributes of dog flower (Antirrhinum majus). The trial was statistically designed as a Randomized block design with seven treatments and three replications. In this experiment, three locally available organic manure viz., pig manure, poultry manure and forest debris were used. The results showed that, all vegetative parameters (plant height, no. of leaves per plant, no. of shoots per plant, leaf length and width) and flowering parameters (minimum days to first bud initiation, 1st flower opening, 50% flowering, 100% flowering, maximum spike length, no. of buds per spike, and no. of spikes per plant) was found to be statistically superior in the treatment where the soil was enriched with a combination of pig manure @1kg/m2 + forest debris @1kg/m2.