CONTAINER AND GERMINATING MEDIA FOR PALMYRA PALM SEEDLING

N. Dangpium, P. Tayamanont, T. Thipmuangprom , N. Poolperm
A study of containers and germinating media for palmyra palm seedlings was conducted at Phichit Agricultural Research and Development Center, between 2008 and 2009. In Experiment 1, seedlings were germinated in five kinds of containers and in Experiment 2, seedlings were germinated in ten kinds of media. Results showed that the containers did significantly influence the germination percentage. The black plastic bag gave the highest germination rate at 78% while the bamboo tube gave the lowest germination rate at 33%. After 1.5 years it was found that the germinating media also had significant effect on height of the seedlings. Those in the mixture of loamy soil, rice husk and sand had a maximum height of 53 cm while those in the mixture of coconut coir, loamy soil and burned rice husk had the lowest height at 37 cm. It is suggested that the palmyra palm seedlings should be germinated in black plastic bag of 12.5×50 cm, containing a mixture of loamy soil, rice husk and sand.
Dangpium, N., Tayamanont, P., Thipmuangprom , T. and Poolperm, N. (2014). CONTAINER AND GERMINATING MEDIA FOR PALMYRA PALM SEEDLING. Acta Hortic. 1024, 223-226
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1024.28
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1024.28
plastic bag, bamboo tube, rice husk, coconut coir
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