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Growth performance of Cassia fistula L. seedlings as affected by formulated microbial inoculant

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Microbial inoculant as effective microorganisms (EM) was applied to Cassia fistula to study its influence on growth and development of seedlings. EM solution at different concentrations (0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, 5 and 10%) were added in polybags a week before and after sowing seeds. Both germination and physical growth parameters of seedlings were found significantly higher in the treatment compared to control. Maximum growth was found at 2% EM solution. There was a higher amount of pigments in leaves of the treated seedlings.
... It has attained importance as an ornamental and avenue plant (Arora, 1988) [1] . This species has been introduced in different plantation programs like agroforestry, community forestry, social forestry, village and farm forestry in different parts of Bangladesh (Khan et al., 2006) [11] . It is a fast-growing tree which reaches 30 to 40 feet in height. ...
... It has attained importance as an ornamental and avenue plant (Arora, 1988) [1] . This species has been introduced in different plantation programs like agroforestry, community forestry, social forestry, village and farm forestry in different parts of Bangladesh (Khan et al., 2006) [11] . It is a fast-growing tree which reaches 30 to 40 feet in height. ...
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