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Vol. 8, Issue 11 (2019)

Effect of various growth controlling strategies on vegetative growth, flowering and nutrient concentration in Chinese sand pear

Author(s):
RHS Raja, MS Wani, Syed Sami Ullah, ZA Bhat, AR Malik and Rafiya Mushtaq
Abstract:
Nakh Kashmiri or Chinese sand pear is the most important cultivar of Pyrus pyrifolia group considering its yield potential as well as its consumer acceptability. But due to excessive vigour there is problem of reduced flower bud development, light penetration and increased incidence of insect pests and diseases. In order to stimulate flower bud formation in pear, it is imperative to control vigour of plants. Root pruning, trunk incision and pruning are considered the major growth controlling strategies which were tested in the present study. In addition, application of growth regulators (paclobutrazol and ethephon) were tested for their efficiency in controlling tree vigour and flower induction. The study was conducted on twenty-year-old Chinese Sandy pear trees. Plants treated with root pruning + paclobutrazol showed better results with minimum trunk growth, leaf area, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium contents and maximum carbohydrate content (shoots and leaves), flower intensity.
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How to cite this article:
RHS Raja, MS Wani, Syed Sami Ullah, ZA Bhat, AR Malik, Rafiya Mushtaq. Effect of various growth controlling strategies on vegetative growth, flowering and nutrient concentration in Chinese sand pear. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(11):176-181.

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