Effect of foliar application of zinc and boron on yield and fruit quality of litchi cv. Dehradun

Navjot Singh, AmarjeetKaur and Bikramjit Singh Gill

The present investigation was conducted in the litchi orchard of Sh. S.S. ParmarNangal, Pathankot and in the laboratory of department of horticulture, Khalsa College, Amritsar in the year 2015 to assess the effect of foliar application of zinc sulphate and boron both at the concentrations of 0.3 %, 0.6% and 0.9% on the yield and quality of litchi cv. Dehradun. The results of the study indicated that the application of boron 0.9% resulted in maximum fruit weight (22.17 g), fruit size (4.31 x 3.71 cm), pulp weight (17.22 g) and fruit yield per tree (116.74 kg). Minimum stone weight (3.03g) was recorded in the treatment of boron 0.3% while maximum stone weight (3.71 g) was observed in the plants under control.

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