EFFECT OF PLANT DENSITIES ON GROWTH AND YIELD OF GLADIOLUS
The study was conducted at the Horticultural Farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh during the period from October 2007 to June 2008 to find out the effect of spacing on growth, production and shelf life of gladiolus. The experiment consisted of spacing (3 levels) such as S1: 25 cm × 15 cm; S2: 25 cm × 20 cm and S3: 25 cm × 25 cm. The experiment was placed out following Randomized Complete Block Design having three replications. In case of plant densities the highest flowering plant (93.67%), yield of corm (17.06 t/ha) and yield of cormel (14.08 t/ha) was recorded from S2 and the lowest was recorded from S1. This is a promising finding for gladiolus farmers cultivating in similar climatic condition.