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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)

Standardization of stage wise requirement of nutrients in acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)

Author(s):

BR Bhite, PS Pawar and SD Magar

Abstract:
A field experiment on standardization of stage wise requirement of nutrients in acid lime was carried out at All India Coordinated Research Project on Fruits, Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, and Rahuri during 2011-12 to 2014-15. The pooled result of investigation revealed that, the effect of stagewise application of nutrients on growth, yield and fruit quality of acid lime were significant. The maximum plant height (3.38 m), canopy volume (30.30 m3), average fruit weight (46.77 g), number of fruits (1116 fruits / tree) and yield (40.99 kg / tree and 11.35 t/ha) with higher benefit: cost ratio (1.45) were recorded in the treatment T2 i.e. 30 % N in stage II and III (March-April and May- June), 20 % N in stage - IV (July-Aug) and 10 % N in stage – V and VI (Sept- Oct and Nov Dec.), while 40 % P2O5 in stage - II (March-April), 35 % P2O5 in stage - III (May-June) and 25 % P2O5 in stage - IV (July-Aug) and 10 % K2O in stage - II and III (Mar –April and May- June ), 30 % K2O in stage - IV (July-Aug) and 25 % K2O in stage -V and VI (Sept-Oct. and Nov-Dec). Similarly, significantly the maximum juice content (48.04 %), TSS (8.00 0Brix), acidity (6.83 %), ascorbic acid (26.13 mg / 100 ml juice) with minimum number of seeds/fruit (7.17), weight of seeds / fruit (0.66 g) and rind thickness (1.12 mm) were also recorded in the same treatment. Hence, split application of nutrient dose is recommended in acid lime for higher yield of quality fruits in medium deep soils

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How to cite this article:
BR Bhite, PS Pawar and SD Magar. Standardization of stage wise requirement of nutrients in acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):1513-1515.

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