First pinching – 3 weeks after planting; 2nd pinching – 5 weeks after planting.
In spray varieties, only the large apical bud is removed and the lateral buds are retained. In standard varieties, the lateral buds are removed and only apical buds are allowed to develop.
Chrysanthemum is highly influenced by light and hence photoperiod should be regulated. (Photoperiod should be regulated as detailed under ‘climate‘)
Spray GA3 (50 ppm) at 30, 45 and 60 days after planting to increase flower stem length.
Weeding and hoeing are done manually as and when required.