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Growing Gerbera Flower the Organic way
Gerbera Flowers are both attractive and comes with longevity. Hence, they are widely used in wedding ceremonies and floral clusters. Owing to this demand in the flower, market is high and they have good commercial value, resulting in the increased cultivation of flowers with every passing day. Using Bacterial fertilizers in the crop Add 500 gm of Azospirillum, 500 gm of Phosphorous-Solubilizing bacterial fertilizer, Trichoderma 500 gm / 10 kg of manure and keep it covered for 8-10 days in a plastic paper. After that, apply it to Gerbera in the polyhouse three weeks after planting. Disease Control In the early growth phase the chances of root or stem rot, due to fungal infestation, is higher. The pathogenic fungi commonly infecting the plant are Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Pythium, Phytophthora, and Sclerosis. Symptoms of Infestation Due to the disease, the seedlings die in the nursery. The fungus usually grows post cultivation in the ground and dries the entire area; because of which the plant also dries over time. The intensity of the disease increases if there is no water drainage and high moisture content in the soil. Remedy Disinfect the soil before planting the saplings. Ideally, planting should be done 7-10 days after disinfection. Plant healthy saplings. Use Trichoderma and Pseudomonas, with biological fungicide 500 gm / 10 kg of dung fertilizer separately, to control the disease even before planting. Ensure the drainage of water is proper and keep a check on soil and root soil moisture. Notice Apply the prepared solution around the roots of the plant every month Follow the recommendations to balance the fertilizer Reference: Agrowon
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