Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol. 22, April Suppl. Issue 2016; Page No.(293-297)

RESPONSE OF FOLIAR SPRAY OF UREA AND ZINC SULPHATE ON PLANT GROWTH, FRUIT SET AND QUALITY OF GUAVA (PSIDIUMGUAJAVA L.) CV. “APPLE COLOUR”

Rajesh Jatav, R.N. Kanpure, P.K.S. Gurjar, L. S. Sagar, Rahul Pippal and Ajay Haldar

Abstract

Experiment on effect of foliar spray of urea and zinc sulphate with sixteen treatments combination on guava was carried out during 2012-13 at Mandsaur (M.P.). The result showed that the 2.0 % urea treatment gave significantly the maximum plant height (0.42m), fruit retention (51.92%), fruit volume (173.50ml) per fruit, minimum acidity (0.40%), TSS (11.75 0Brix) and ascorbic acid (196.87mg/100g pulp). With respect to effect of zinc sulphate the data showed maximum plant height (0.39m), fruit retention (50.56%), fruit volume (169.50 ml) per fruit, minimum acidity (0.42%), TSS (11.32 0Brix) and ascorbic acid (196.87mg/100g pulp) per plant. It was found that application of 2.0% Urea and (0.8% ZnSo4) were superior among tested different dose of both the urea and zinc sulphate under Mandsaur (M.P.) condition.

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