Performance evaluation of Nephrolepis exaltata and Asparagus sp. under different coloured shade nets

Publication Date : 18/07/2016


Author(s) :

Andrew L Myrthong , Dr. P. K. Sudhadevi.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 7
(07 - 2016)



Abstract :

An evaluation of the performance of cut greens Nephrolepis exaltata and Asparagus densiflorus under five different coloured nets viz., red, yellow, green, blue and black of 50% shade level was carried out during 2015-2016. Light intensity and PAR were reduced inside the shade nets. Both light intensity and PAR were in the ascending order of black, yellow, green, blue and red. In both the plants, red and black coloured nets, positively influenced all the parameters under study viz., plant height, spread, leaf area, length and breadth of leaf and length and girth of petiole. Plants were dwarf and compact when grown under green and blue coloured nets. Total chlorophyll content was maximum under black and minimum under red coloured nets in both the plants.


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