Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Influence of INM on yield, quality, shelf life and economics of cultivation of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cv. Sweet Charlie
Author(s): Niyati Jain, Arghya Mani, Supriya Kumari, Sourabh Kasera and Vijay Bahadur
The experiment conducted during the year 2013-14 and 2014-15 with 21 treatments included combinations of organic and microbial sources of nutrients (Compost, Poultry manure, Vermicompost, FYM, Azotobacter and PSB) replicated thrice with 18 plants per replication in Randomized Block Design. Observations were recorded for fruit yield, quality and shelf life. In different combinations organic manure and biofertilizers the treatment T15 (Vermicompost + Poultry manure+ Azotobacter + PSB) registered earliest in flowering (40.68 days) and T17 (Vermicompost+ FYM + Azotobacter + PSB) highest number of flowers plant-1 (13.42). The maximum fruit weight (12.86 g), number of fruits plant-1 (11.78) and yield (112.63 g plant-1) were recorded with plants treated with T15 (vermicompost+ Poultry manure +Azotobacter +PSB) and maximum shelf life (5.69 days), TSS (7.05 °B), Ascorbic acid (53.44 mg/100 g of pulp), Acidity (0.64%), and pH (2.66) also found best in T15 (vermicompost+ Poultry manure +Azotobacter +PSB) followed by T18 (Poultry manure+ compost +Azotobacter + PSB) and T17 (FYM+ vermicompost + Azotobator + PSB) respectively. However, the maximum cost: benefit ratio (1: 3.69) was recorded in the T17 (Vermicompost+ FYM+ Azotobacter + PSB). The highest yield and best quality fruit were recorded in the combination of T15 (Vermicompost + Poultry manure+ PSB+ Azotobacter).
How to cite this article:
Niyati Jain, Arghya Mani, Supriya Kumari, Sourabh Kasera and Vijay Bahadur. Influence of INM on yield, quality, shelf life and economics of cultivation of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cv. Sweet Charlie. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 1178-1181.