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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2018)
Studies on effect of types of bag on mango fruit (Cv. Kesar) at egg stage

Author(s): A Kireeti, PM Haldankar and YR Parulekar

Abstract: Pre harvest cultural practices has great impact on mango fruit growth and development, so the present study on effect of types of bag on mango fruit Cv. Kesar at egg stage was taken up at ASPEE, ARDF Farm, Village- Nare, Taluka- Wada, District-Palghar (Maharashtra), India in summer, 2014 from March to June. The fruits were bagged at egg stage (60 days from fruit set) with different types of bags which constituted the various treatments viz: T1: Newspaper bag; T2: Brown paper bag; T3: Scurting bag; T4: Polythene bag; T5: Butter paper bag; T6: Muslin cloth bag; T7: Brown paper bag with polythene coating; T8: control (no bagging). The results indicated that various physical parameters were affected significantly due to bagging. Fruits bagged with Newspaper bag (T1) showed best performance for fruit retention (91.11%), While fruits bagged with Newspaper bag (T1) and Brown paper bag (T2) recorded maximum fruit length (12.78 and 12.29 cm), fruit weight (263.67 g and 248.22 g) and pulp weight (188.83 g and 179.76 g) respectively, T4 contributed best performance for days required for harvesting (55 DAB). Bagging of mango fruits prior to harvest controlled mechanical damage caused by various factors, improved colour and other physical properties of fruit. Thus, it was concluded that different types of bags influenced growth and development of mango fruit and it is one of the best alternative to avoid adverse effect of recent changes in climate on fruit.

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A Kireeti, PM Haldankar, YR Parulekar. Studies on effect of types of bag on mango fruit (Cv. Kesar) at egg stage. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(6):01-04.
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