EFFECT OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF VAM AND TRICHODERMA ON PAOAYA (CARICA PAPAYA L.) CV. MADHUBINDUJalandra A.R., Delvadia D.V. and Parekh B.V.
An experiment on effect of different levels of VAM and Trichoderma on papaya (Carica papaya L.) cv. Madhubindu was carried out at Khengarvav farm, Fruit research station, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh during the period from May, 2014 to May, 2015. Various growth parameters like minimum days to first flowering (53.50), plant height (209 cm), number of leaves per plant (29.65), leaf area (3778.50 cm2), shoot fresh weight (177.06 g), root fresh weight (43.98 g), root dry weight (9.78 g) and shoot dry weight (14.01 g) were found maximum in treatment 10 g VAM + 75 g Trichoderma (V2 T2 ).Various yield parameters like number of fruits per plant (36.18), average weight of fruit (1.56 kg), length of fruit (19.38 cm), diameter of fruit (12.45 cm) and yield (56.48 kg/plant) were also found significantly higher in V2 T2 (10 g VAM + 75 g Trichoderma). Other parameters like N content (3.50%), P content (0.85%) and K content (3.83%) of leaf were also found significantly higher in V2 T2 (10 g VAM + 75 g Trichoderma). YVM incidence and mortality percentage are found minimum among the all treatments except V0 T0 (control).