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Vase life of Rosa indica as affected by different concentrations of Salicylic acid and Sucrose

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Agriculture, D.A.V. College, Abohar, India
  • 2Department of Agriculture, D.A.V. College, Abohar, India
  • 3Department of Agriculture, D.A.V. College, Abohar, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 7, Issue (3), Pages 32-35, July,8 (2019)


An experiment was conducted at Agriculture Lab, Department of Agriculture, D.A.V. College, Abohar, Punjab during academic year 2018-19 to study the vase life of Rosa indica as affected by different concentration of Salicylic acid (SA) and sucrose. The different treatments were 2% Sucrose + 200 mg/L of SA, 2% Sucrose + 400 mg/L of SA, 2% Sucrose, 200 mg/L of SA, 400 mg/L of SA, Distilled water and Control (Normal Water). The effect of different treatments on vase life of flowers, change in weight of flowers and solution uptake were observed. Highest "vase life" was seen in both 2% Sucrose + 400 mg/L of SA and 200 mg/L of SA treatments. Minimum weight loss was observed in 400 mg/L of SA treatment. Maximum solution uptake was seen in 2% Sucrose, 200mg/L of SA and Control treatments.


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