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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of potash fertilizers and magnesium on quality of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Naine


Author(s): BB Patel, TR Ahlawat and Bhavesh B Patel

Abstract: A field experiment was carried out during 2013-14 and 2014-15 at RHRS, ACHF, NAU, Navsari with a view to study the effect of potash fertilizers and magnesium on quality of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. ‘Grand Naine’. The investigation comprised of nine treatments, each replicated thrice in RBD and treatments were applied in three and four spilt. There was a significant impact of potassic fertilizers and magnesium on all characters chosen for this study. The results of experiment revealed that marked improvement in fruit quality of banana cv. ‘Grand Naine’ under 100% RDK through SOP in three equal splits (T4) as reflected by the maximum values recorded for pulp: peel ratio, ascorbic acid, reducing sugar, total sugar, sugar: acid ratio, shelf life and the lowest value for titrable acidity in pooled data. The treatment T4 (100% of RDK through SOP in three equal splits - 4, 5 and 6 MAP) was at par with the application of 100% RDK through SOP in three equal splits with 30g MgSO4 per plant (T5) for all the quality traits.

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BB Patel, TR Ahlawat, Bhavesh B Patel. Effect of potash fertilizers and magnesium on quality of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Naine. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):1586-1591.
International Journal of Chemical Studies