Effect of Paclobutrazol and Post Flowering Foliar Sprays of Nutrients for Accelerating Harvesting of Karonda (Carissa carandas Linn.)

S. J. Mukadam, P. M. Haldankar

Abstract


An investigation was undertaken to find out the effect of paclobutrazol and post flowering foliar nutrient sprays on harvesting, yield and fruit quality of karonda. Seven treatments consisted of foliar application of paclobutrazol (100 ppm) before flowering and combinations of urea (1%), KNO3 (3%) and MKP (0.5%) were studied in randomized block design. Use of foliar application of paclobutrazol and nutrients accelerated harvesting in karonda. All foliar sprays improved yield and quality of karonda. The treatment T3 (1% urea at fruit set and 0.5% MKP 20 Days after fruit set) was the best where 64% of total fruits were harvested before rains.


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Journal of Plant Studies   ISSN 1927-0461 (Print)   ISSN 1927-047X (Online)

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