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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)

Influence of pre-harvest spraying treatments of chemicals and plant growth regulators on physical parameters, post-harvest losses and shelf life of sapota [Manilkara achras (Mill.) Forsberg] fruits cv. Kalipatti

Author(s): VN Desai, BN Satodiya and KJ Khatana
Abstract:
Investigation was conducted to study the “Influence of pre-harvest spraying treatments of chemicals and plant growth regulators on physical parameters, post-harvest losses and shelf life of sapota fruits cv. Kalipatti”. Pre-harvest spraying treatments comprises different chemicals (Calcium chloride @ 2 %, Calcium nitrate @ 2 %, Calcium sulphate @ 2 % and Potassium chloride @ 2 %) and different level of plant growth regulators (GA3 @ 50 and 100 mg / l, NAA @ 50 and 100 mg / l) with control (Water spray and Absolute). After harvest fruits were stored at room temperature. Fruit weight and fruit volume was significantly increase when trees were sprayed with GA3 @ 100 mg / l one month before harvest. However, minimum physiological loss in weight and spoilage percentage were noticed under CaCl2 @ 2 % treatment followed by treatment T2 [Ca(NO3)2]. These treatments also improves the fruit firmness, shelf life and day taken to ripening of the sapota fruits during storage.
Pages: 576-578  |  664 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
VN Desai, BN Satodiya, KJ Khatana. Influence of pre-harvest spraying treatments of chemicals and plant growth regulators on physical parameters, post-harvest losses and shelf life of sapota [Manilkara achras (Mill.) Forsberg] fruits cv. Kalipatti. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(5):576-578.
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