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EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS AND MICRONUTRIENTS ON GROWTH, YIELD, AND STORAGE LIFE OF BANANA (MUSA SPP) CV. ARDHAPURI*

Article Id: ARCC2617 | Page : 304 - 306
Citation :- EFFECT OF PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS AND MICRONUTRIENTS ON GROWTH, YIELD, AND STORAGE LIFE OF BANANA (MUSA SPP) CV. ARDHAPURI*.Agricultural Science Digest.2008.(28):304 - 306
S.S. Yadlod1 and B.A. Kadam
Address : College of Horticulture, Marathwada Agriculture University, Parbhani-431 402, India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted to find out the effect of growth substances, micronutrients and waxol on growth, yield, and storage life of banana (Musa spp) cv. Ardhapuri. Higher concentrations of IAA (80 ppm), GA3 (80 ppm) and micronutrients mixture 1% two spray enhanced the height (179.21 cm), pseudostem girth (67.29 cm) and number of leaves (14.15). Early maturity (106.00 days) was with micronutrients mixture 1% (two sprays) and IAA 80 ppm delayed the maturity. The number of days required for ripening was found higher with waxol 6% (20.50 days) and the lowest in control. Maximum weight of bunch (22.76 kg), number of hands (9.25) and fingers (133.25) were recorded by IAA 80 ppm. Maximum length (21.95 cm) and girth (16.20 cm) of finger was recorded in micronutrient mixture 1% with two sprays. Maximum weight of mature finger (178.25 g) was found with GA3 80 ppm. It is found that application of IAA @ 80 ppm, GA3@ 80 ppm and two sprays of micronutrients 1% were effective for plant growth, size and weight of finger, whereas waxol 6% was found effective in enhancing the keeping quality

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