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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 38 issue 4 (december 2018) : 297-300

Growth parameters of acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) cv. Kuliana lime

Subhrajyoti Mishra, Dilip Kumar Dash
1Department of Fruit Science and Horticulture Technology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 003, Odisha, India.
Cite article:- Mishra Subhrajyoti, Dash Kumar Dilip (2019). Growth parameters of acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle) cv. Kuliana lime. Agricultural Science Digest. 38(4): 297-300. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4836.
An experiment was carried out to identify the effect of season on various leaf parameters of Kuliana lime during 2016-17 at Horticultural Research Station, Department of Fruit Science and Horticulture Technology, O.U.A.T., Bhubaneswar. The rainy season recorded the maximum leaf fresh weight (0.39 g), leaf dry weight (0.18 g), leaf area (16.19 cm2) whereas  spring season have greater production of chlorophyll-a (1.19 mg per g of FW), chlorophyll-b (0.61 mg per g of FW) and total chlorophyll (1.81 mg per g of FW). Rainy season flush showed the maximum leaf area, leaf fresh weight and dry weight, due to the better availability of soil moisture and high relative humidity of atmosphere resulting in low transpiration losses which perhaps favoured the better leaf growth. Though spring season have the most favourable climatic condition but carbohydrate in spring flush leaves were might utilized mainly to support reproductive growth hence there was reduction in the dry weight of leaves.
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