Effect of Various Nursery Media on Onion Seedlings Development


  • Devi Singh Author
  • Vijay Bahadur Author




Onion, Vermicompost, FYM, Nursery, Seedlings


A field experiment was conducted to standardize the nursery raising technique for onion at the Horticulture Research Farm, Department of Horticulture, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad, during 2005-2006. The treatments comprised combinations of soil, sand, FYM and vermicompost. Altogether, 14 treatments were applied in a randomized block design with three replications. Hundred percent germination was found with a combination of soil, sand and FYM in proportions of 2:1:2&2:2:1, and, 1:1:1&2:2:1 Soil:Sand:Vermicompost. Among all the treatments, the combination of soil 2 parts, sand 1 part and FYM 2 parts, significantly influenced growth and health of seedlings and produced the maximum seedling height (11.42 cm), stem diameter (0.33 cm), root length (10.86 cm), shoot fresh weight (6.96 g), root fresh weight (3.22 g), total seedling fresh weight (10.18 g), shoot dry weight (3.95 g), root dry weight (1.53 g) and total seedling dry weight (5.48g). Highest benefit:cost ratio of 3.72 was also seen in this treatment combination.


Download data is not yet available.






Short Communications

How to Cite

Singh, D., & Bahadur, V. (2007). Effect of Various Nursery Media on Onion Seedlings Development. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 2(2), 162-163. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v2i2.628

Similar Articles

1-10 of 79

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.

Most read articles by the same author(s)