Effect of fertilization on the development and yields of pot marigold (Calendula officinalis L.)
In 2007–2009, a pot experiment was carried out in a greenhouse at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn on cv. Promyk pot marigold (Calendula officinalis L.). The aim of the study was to assess the impact of nitrogen and magnesium in plant growth and development and yield of marigold. The experiment included two factors: nitrogen fertilization (g.pot-1): A–0 (control), B–0.3, C–0.6 (0.6+0), D–0.9 (0.6+0.3), E–1.2 (0.6+0.6) and magnesium fertilization (g.pot-1): a–0 (control), b–0.5. The experimental part of the research was designed according to the independent series method and set up in 4 replicates, 4 pots in one replicate, in modified Kick-Brauckmann pots. The experiment demonstrated a significant effect of nitrogen fertilization on the plants hight, number of pot marigold inflorescences, fresh inflorescences weight, fresh and airdry ligulate weight. Magnesium fertilization had a positive effect on all the analyzed traits. No statistical correlation was proven between the nitrogen and magnesium fertilization.