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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of foliar application of micronutrients on physical parameters of fruit and quality of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata Blanco.) cv. Tamenglong Mandarin

Author(s):

Duanaliu Kamei, W Ingo Meitei and Okram Bijaya Devi

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted at the Horticulture Research Farm (HRF), CAU, Andro, Imphal East during the year 2015 to 2016 to study the “Effect of Foliar Application of Micronutrients on physical parameters of fruit and quality of Mandarin Orange (Citrus reticulata Blanco.) cv. Tamenglong Mandarin”. The design of the experiment was laid on RBD with 3 replications and 9 treatments to assess the effect of different doses of Boron (T1=0.3%, T2=0.4%), Copper (T3=0.3%, T4=0.4%), Iron (T5=0.3%, T6=0.4%), Zinc (T7=0.3% T8=0.4%) and Control (To=distilled water). The maximum fruit weight was recorded maximum at treatment T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) and the minimum was recorded in T0 (control) with 110.43g and 65.92g respectively. The maximum fruit length and diameter 6.11 cm and 6.29 cm was exhibited by T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) respectively and the minimum was recorded with T0 (control) 4.78 cm and 4.98 cm respectively. The maximum juice yield was recorded by application of T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) with 45.69% and was found significant with all other treatment tested and minimum juice percentage was observed by control (T0) with 34.97%. Significant differences of vitamin C content was recorded for various treatments with T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) 29.57mg/100 ml exhibiting the highest vitamin C content and lowest vitamin C content was recorded in T0 (control) 22.61mg/g. The maximum titratable acidity (0.99%) was recorded in T0 (control) and minimum was recorded in T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) at 0.68%. The maximum TSS (9.900Brix) was recorded in T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) and lowest by T0 (Control) at 8.700Brix. Specific gravity was found maximum by application of T8 (Zinc @ 0.4 percent) 1.17 and minimum was recorded by T0 0.94.

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How to cite this article:
Duanaliu Kamei, W Ingo Meitei and Okram Bijaya Devi. Effect of foliar application of micronutrients on physical parameters of fruit and quality of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata Blanco.) cv. Tamenglong Mandarin. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):583-586.

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