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International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)

Effect of soil application of potassium and foliar spray of zinc and boron on yield, yield contributing character and quality of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (thunb.)] in lateritic soils of Konkan

Author(s): JB Kadu, MC Kasture, PB Tapkeer, RV Dhopavkar and MVVI Annapurna
Abstract: The present studies was conducted on the lateritic soil of Konkan region to study the “Effect of soil application of potassium and foliar spray of zinc and boron on yield and quality of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb)]. The field experiment was comprised sixteen treatment combinations replicated thrice was laid out in factorial randomized block design. The treatments included basal application of FYM @15 t ha-1, nitrogen @ 150 kg ha-1 and phosphorus @ 50 kg ha-1 with different levels of potassium i.e. K0, K1, K2 and K3 @ 0, 25, 50 and 75 kg ha-1, respectively and foliar application of micronutrients i.e. M0, M1, M2, M3 @ 0, 0.5% Zn, 0.1 % B and 0.5% Zn + 0.1 % B at flowering, respectively. Result showed that the application of 75 kg K2O ha-1 through soil along with 0.5% Zn and 0.1% B through foliar application found effective to increased yield and yield attributing characters as well as quality of watermelon in terms of TSS and anthocyanin content in lateritic soils of Konkan
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How to cite this article:
JB Kadu, MC Kasture, PB Tapkeer, RV Dhopavkar and MVVI Annapurna. Effect of soil application of potassium and foliar spray of zinc and boron on yield, yield contributing character and quality of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (thunb.)] in lateritic soils of Konkan. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2018; 6(3): 07-12.
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