Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of clove weight and plant growth regulators on shelf-life of garlic (Allium sativum L.)
Author(s): Nidhish Gautam, HS Kanwar, DK Mehta, Sandeep Kansal and Sandeep Kumar
Abstract: The present investigations were carried out in ‘Agrifound Parvati’ cultivar of garlic at Pandah experimental farm of Seed Technology and Production Centre, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, during Rabi 2009-10. The treatments comprised of six clove weight and four growth regulators. The observations were recorded on neck thickness, physiological loss of bulb weight, sprouting incidence and dry matter content. Analysis of variance showed significant difference among all the treatment combinations for all the characters under study. Clove weight ‘W1’ (1.0-1.5g) along with the growth regulator ‘G2’ (Cycocel; 1000 ppm) performed best for the majority of the storage characters. Therefore, clove weight ‘W1’ (1.0-1.5g) in combination with growth regulator ‘G2’ (Cycocel; 1000 ppm) can be recommended to enhance the shelf-life of garlic under ambient storage conditions after multilocation testing.
How to cite this article:
Nidhish Gautam, HS Kanwar, DK Mehta, Sandeep Kansal, Sandeep Kumar. Effect of clove weight and plant growth regulators on shelf-life of garlic (Allium sativum L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):1696-1700.