Effect of organic sprays and bunch cover on banana (Musa AAB) Nendran on shelf life of fruits

Publication Date : 29/12/2016


Author(s) :

Sreejith Kumar, V.P , Jayachandran Nair, C.S.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 12
(12 - 2016)



Abstract :

This research has been done on the basis of studies from organic farming with a view to familiarize improved agricultural practices to banana farmers in Kerala by means of improvement in yield and quality. Nendran is the most popular variety of banana in Kerala where it is relished as a fruit as well as a staple food. Spraying hormones, nutrients or growth promoters on banana bunches is found to enhance yield and quality. Rather than safety, in farmers’ level organic produce fetches more income too. However, chemical sprays are not acceptable in organic farming practices. Use of certain organic liquid sprays, such as panchagavyam, vermi wash, cow’s urine, jeevamrutham etc. on leaves or bunch has the ability to enhance the yield and quality.


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