Syed Tanjid Rubyath1, Tasmina Begum Sumona2, Tania Easmin2 and Md Nazrul Islam2*
1Lackatoorah Tea Estate, Lackatoorah, Sylhet, Sylhet, Bangladesh
2Department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Md Nazrul Islam, Department of Agronomy and Haor Agriculture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Received: October 12, 2022; Published: January 05, 2023
The experiment was conducted to evaluate growth and development of leaf bud cuttings of eight tea cultivars/varieties under four fertilizer management practices in poly bag filled with soil at Kewacherra Division of Lackatoorah Tea Estate, Lackatoorah, Sylhet during July 2018 to May 2019. The eight cultivars/varieties were viz., BT1, BT2, BT4, BT6, BT12, BT16, TV1, and TV23 and the four fertilizer management practices were viz., F1 = Only native fertility soil i.e. no fertilizer was used, F2 = Chemical fertilizer at the ratio 2:1:1 (Urea: MOP: TSP) where 2 g of fertilizer was added in each poly bag, F3 = Chemical fertilizer at the ratio 2:1:1 (Urea: MOP: TSP) where 1 g of fertilizer was applied in each poly bag and in addition 1g of organic manure mixture (Compost: Rotten cow dung: Mustard Oil Cake: Bone Meal) at the ratio 1:1:1:1 was used and F4 = Only 2 g of organic manure mixture (Compost: Rotten cow dung: Mustard Oil Cake: Bone Meal) at the ratio 1:1:1:1 was used. The experiment was set up in a factorial Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Significant variations was observed in terms of growth and some growth characters of tea leaf bud cuttings due to different varieties as well as fertilizer management. It was observed that hybrid variety TV23 showed higher growth performances in respect of fresh weight, plant height, root length and root weight which was followed by the variety BT16. Different fertilizer managements had better responses in the cultivars TV1, BT12 and BT16. The combined effect of variety and fertilizer was better in shoot growth of the variety TV1 with F2 i.e., chemical fertilizer at the 2:1:1 (Urea: MOP: TSP) where 2 g of fertilizer was added in each poly bag. On the other hand, better root growth of the cuttings of the varieties TV1, BT12, BT16 and TV23 were observed with F4 where 2 g of organic manure mixture of Compost: Rotten cow dung: Mustard Oil Cake: Bone Meal at the ratio of 1:1:1:1 was used for in each poly bag.
Keywords: Fertilizer; Cuttings; Camellia sinensis L
Citation: Md Nazrul Islam., et al. “Performance of Leaf Bud Cuttings of Tea Cultivars Under Different Fertilizer Management".Acta Scientific Biotechnology 4.2 (2022): 03-08.
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