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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Studies on the effect of different micro-nutrients on quality attributing parameters of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Naine


Author(s): Hemant Kumar Panigrahi, Tikeshwar Kumar, Prabhakar Singh and SN Dikshit

Abstract: A field experiment on the “Effect of different micro-nutrients on growth parameters of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Naine” was carried out at instructional farm Pt. Kishori Lal Shukla College of Horticulture and Research Station (IGKV) Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh during the year 2015-16 employing randomized block design having eleven treatments replicates thrice. The treatment consisted eleven different combination of micronutrients along with recommended dose of fertilizers viz. RDF + FeSO4 (0.5%), RDF +ZnSO4(0.5%), RDF + CuSO4 (0.2%), RDF +Borax (0.1%), RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5 %), RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + CuSO4 (0.2 %), RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + Borax (0.1%), RDF + FeSO4 (0.5 %) + CuSO4 (0.2 %), RDF + FeSO4 (0.5 %) + Borax (0.1%), RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5 %) + CuSO4 (0.2 %) + Borax (0.1%) and water spray (control). The experiment was conducted on banana crop cv. Grand Naine with foliar application of micro-nutrients singly and in combinations along with fertigation of recommend dose of fertilizers applied at 3rd, 5th and 7th month after planting. The quality parameters of fruit in terms of total soluble solids, reducing, non-reducing, total sugar and ascorbic acid content was proved to be best showing a higher status with the treatment F5. The maximum total soluble solids (23.85%), reducing sugar (11.92%), non-reducing sugar (6.48 %), total sugar (18.40) and ascorbic acid (12.98 mg/100 g) was recorded under the treatment F5 (RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5 %)), however the minimum was recorded under the treatment RDF+Control. The acidity of fruit decreased by the application of RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5 %). The maximum weight of pulp (147.12g) was observed under the superiority of treatment RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5% however, the minimum (95.84 g) was recorded under the treatment (RDF + control) (F0). The minimum weight of peel (34.59 g) was observed under the treatment F5 (RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5%) and the maximum weight of peel (42.59 g) was noticed under the treatment F0 (RDF + control). Application of (RDF + ZnSO4 (0.5%) + FeSO4 (0.5 %)) showed significant difference and recorded maximum pulp: peel ratio (4.21), while minimum pulp: peel ratio (2.25) was noticed under the treatment F0 (RDF + Control).

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Hemant Kumar Panigrahi, Tikeshwar Kumar, Prabhakar Singh, SN Dikshit. Studies on the effect of different micro-nutrients on quality attributing parameters of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Naine. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):2134-2138.
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