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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of Ethrel and banana pseudostem sap on fruit yield and yield attributes of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. Bhagwa


Author(s): MJ Rathod, MV Ramdevputra, KH Nurbhanej and MS Patel

Abstract: The present investigation on “Effect of ethrel and banana pseudostem sap on fruit yield and yield attributes of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. Bhagwa” was carried out at farmer’s field, which is near to Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, during the year of 2016-17. The treatments comprised of three different levels of ethrel (E) viz., E1= 150 ppm, E2= 200 ppm and E3= 250 ppm and four different levels of banana pseudostem sap (S) viz., S1= 0.5 %, S2= 1 %, S3= 1.5 % and S4= 2 %. The experiment was laid out in Factorial Randomized Block Design (FRBD) with thirteen treatments combinations along with three replications.
Among the different three concentrations of ethrel, ethrel @ 250 ppm (E3) showed significantly minimum fruit drop (20.39 %), maximum number of fruits per plant (86.57), fruit set (37.13 %), fruit retention (79.71 %), minimum days taken to first harvesting (177.58 days), maximum weight of 100 arils (40.62 g), fruit weight (277.75 g), fruit volume (230.42 ml), fruit length (7.17 cm), fruit circumference (26.01 cm) and fruit yield (23.90 kg/plant and 26.55 t/ha).
Similar trend observed for the different four levels of banana pseudostem sap, the 1 % banana pseudostem sap (S2) noted significantly minimum fruit drop (16.22 %), minimum days taken for harvesting (176.44 days), maximum number of fruits/plant (95.09), fruit set (40.15 %), fruit retention (79.71 %), weight of 100 arils (43.64 g), fruit weight (290.22 g) and fruit volume (248.67 ml), fruit length (7.44 cm) and fruit circumference (28.42 cm) and fruit yield (27.63 kg/plant and 30.70 t/ha).


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MJ Rathod, MV Ramdevputra, KH Nurbhanej, MS Patel. Effect of Ethrel and banana pseudostem sap on fruit yield and yield attributes of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. Bhagwa. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):392-396.
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