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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of pre-harvest foliar sprays of different chemicals on fruit quality and shelf life of litchi fruits


Author(s): Nitin Panwar, Jitendra Kumar, Pradumn Narain Rai, Daya Shankar Mishra and Jitendra Chandra Chandola

Abstract: Present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different chemicals on fruit quality and shelf life of litchi fruits. Four chemicals were applied viz., calcium nitrate, calcium chloride, boric acid, salicylic acid and humic acid on litchi plants. Physiological loss in weight of fruits (9.36%) was minimum with Salicylic acid (50 µ mol l-1). Higher total soluble solids (20.89 °Brix) were recorded with Calcium nitrate (0.5%). Minimum treatable acidity (0.29%) was recorded in Calcium nitrate (0.5%) and humic acid (0.4%). TSS: Acid ratio (71.56) was maximum with humic acid (0.4%). Browning index (4.97) was minimum with Calcium chloride (0.5%). Spoilage percentage (20.32%) was minimum with Calcium chloride (0.5%).

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Nitin Panwar, Jitendra Kumar, Pradumn Narain Rai, Daya Shankar Mishra, Jitendra Chandra Chandola. Effect of pre-harvest foliar sprays of different chemicals on fruit quality and shelf life of litchi fruits. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):419-424.
International Journal of Chemical Studies