Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 53 issue 1 (february 2019) : 96-99

Response of organic practices, mulching and plant growth regulators on growth, yield and quality of papaya (Carica papaya L) cv. Taiwan Red Lady

Anis Mirza, Rahul Jakhar, Jatinder Singh
1Department of Horticulture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144 411, Punjab, India.
Cite article:- Mirza Anis, Jakhar Rahul, Singh Jatinder (2019). Response of organic practices, mulching and plant growth regulators on growth, yield and quality of papaya (Carica papaya L) cv. Taiwan Red Lady. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(1): 96-99. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5127.
The experiment was carried out to study the effect of organic practices, mulching and plant growth regulators on growth, yield and quality of papaya cv. Taiwan Red Lady 786 under subtropical conditions of Punjab. In this experiment, farmyard manure, vermicompost and mulching along with different concentrations of GA3, NAA and Ethrel were tested in randomized block design. Maximum plant height (145.33cm), stem diameter (37.66cm), number of leaves/plant (32.33), number of flowers (135.66/plant), number of fruits (40.66/plant), fruit set percentage (78.18%), fruit length (17.13cm), fruit breadth (12.23cm), specific gravity (0.92) and ascorbic acid percentage (83.77%) was recorded in GA3 200ppm with FYM, vermicompost and black mulching, whereas maximum TSS (16.710B) and minimum acidity percentage (0.129%) was recorded with application of Ethrel 200ppm with FYM, vermicompost and black mulching. The results of this experiment revealed that integration of PGR’s application with farmyard manure, vermicompost and black mulch yield better results.
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