Effect of foliar application of nutrients on quality characters of banana (Musa AAB) Nendran

Publication Date : 27/07/2015

Author(s) :

Ardhra Ann Paul , Dr. C. S. Jayachandran Nair.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
Issue 7
(07 - 2015)

Abstract :

A field experiment was conducted in the Department of Pomology and Floriculture, College of Agriculture, Vellayani during 2013-2015 to evaluate the effeciency of foliar nutrition on growth and yield of banana cv Nendran. . The experiment consisted of eight treatments, as foliar sprays each at 2, 4 and 6 months after planting. Treatment T2 (3.0% K2SO4) recorded maximum TSS (31.50 0B) and less acidity (0.320 per cent). It also scored maximum for sweetness and overall acceptability. T6 (ZnSO4 1.0 % + FeSO4 0.3% + CuSO40.2%+H3BO30.2%+(NH4)2MoO40.03%) recorded high total sugar (19. 42 per cent), reducing sugar (16.90 per cent) and minimum non reducing sugar (2.52 per cent) while shelf life was recorded maximum for T8 (4.23 days).

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