International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of post-harvest treatments of plant growth regulator and temperature on storage life of date palm
Author(s): Raj Bala Meena, Susheel Kumar, Suresh Kumar Choudhary and PK Yadav
Abstract: An investigation on“Effect of GA3 and storage temperature on shelf life of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruits” was conducted at Date Palm Research Centre, College of Agriculture, SKRAU, Bikaner. The date palm variety Khasab were treated with different concentrations of GA3 (0, 25, 50 and 75 ppm) for 5 minutes and stored at different temperatures (room temperature, 5 °C and 0 °C and -40 °C) for 45 days in polyethylene bags. The minimum physiological loss in weight was observed in fruits treated with 75 ppm GA3 over the whole 45 days duration of storage. The fruits stored at room temperature were rotten completely on 20th day of storage. The fruits stored at lower temperatures (0 °C and -40 °C) secured higher values for organoleptic evaluation and visual appearance with minimum loss in fruit quality characters as compared to fruits stored at room temperature and at 5 °C.
Pages: 2348-2350 | 575 Views 18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Raj Bala Meena, Susheel Kumar, Suresh Kumar Choudhary, PK Yadav. Effect of post-harvest treatments of plant growth regulator and temperature on storage life of date palm. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):2348-2350.