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International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2019)

Effect of pre harvest spray of BA on shelf life of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev)

Author(s): Sagar Jagadale, Puja Sharma and SR Dhiman
Abstract: The present investigations entitled, “Studies on postharvest handling of loose flowers of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelve) cultivars ‘Solan Shringar’ and ‘Surf’ were carried out at Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P) during 2016-2017. Studies included effect of pre harvest spray of BA on shelf life. Studies revealed that pre-harvest sprays of BA 50 ppm at bud stage resulted in maximum shelf life of 3.13 days in ‘Solan Shringar’ and 3.43 days in ‘Surf’ highest freshness index maximum per cent moisture content, minimum weight gain and per cent spoilage were also obtained in this treatment over control i.e. distilled water in both the cultivars. Among storage durations, maximum shelf life was observed under one day storage and minimum shelf life when the flowers were stored for five days in both the cultivars. In storage conditions, better shelf life was observed under refrigerated conditions as compared to room temperature in both the cultivars.
Pages: 56-62  |  37 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sagar Jagadale, Puja Sharma and SR Dhiman. Effect of pre harvest spray of BA on shelf life of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev). 2019; 7(4): 56-62.
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