International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Improving productivity in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Kesar through foliar sprays of silicon and salicylic acid
Author(s): N Rahmani, TR Ahlawat, S Kumar and NK Mohammadi
An experiment was conducted at RHRS farm, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari during the year 2016-17 to assess the effect of different silicon sources and salicyclic acid on fruiting in mango cv. Kesar. The experiment was evaluated in a Randomized Block Design with ten treatments and replicated thrice. Treatments involved foliar sprays of potassium silicate (1, 2 and 3 ml/l), silicic acid (2, 3 and 4 ml/l), salicylic acid (1500, 2000 and 2500 ppm) and unsprayed control. Results revealed a significant impact of treatments on all parameters included in the study. Application of silisic acid and salicylic acid recorded significantly higher number of fruits per tree, fruit weight and fruit yield in mango cv. Kesar. Trees sprayed with salicylic acid at 2000 ppm had the maximum fruit retention (89.83%), fruit weight (290.17g), fruit length (12.10 cm) and breadth (8.60 cm). However, number of fruits per panicle (1.77), number of fruits per tree (419) and fruit yield per tree (120.64 kg/tree) were highest under salicylic acid at 2500 ppm. In the current investigation, salicyclic acid at 2000 ppm proved most effective for improving fruit retention, increasing fruit yield and inducing better sized fruits.
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N Rahmani, TR Ahlawat, S Kumar, NK Mohammadi. Improving productivity in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) cv. Kesar through foliar sprays of silicon and salicylic acid. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):1440-1443.