Effect of Growth Regulators and Micronutrients on Fruit Quality in Pomegranate

Kuldip Kumar • M. S. Joon • Rajpaul Yadav • B. S. Daulta

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Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at Fruit Research Farm of Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar to evaluate the effect of micronutrients and plant growth regulators on fruit quality in pomegranate cv. Jodhpur Red. The treatments comprising of two micronutrients (H3BO3 & ZnSO4 at 0.20, 0.40, 0.60 %), two growth regulators (2,4-D & NAA at 10, 20, 40 ppm) and water were applied fifteen and thirty days after fruit set. Application of 2,4-D at 40 ppm resulted in more total soluble solids. H3BO3 resulted in more ascorbic acid content when applied at fifteen days after fruit set. 2,4-D when applied at fifteen days after fruit set, significantly increased reducing sugar content. Application of micronutrients and growth regulators applied fifteen days after fruit set was more effective in improving fruit quality as compared to thirty days after fruit set.

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International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology

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