Effect of foliar application of silicon on growth of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Nain
Panchal RK, Patil SJ, Chawla SL, Tandel BM and Gaikwad SS
The present experiment was conducted at Regional Horticultural Research Station, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari during 2017-18 and 2018-19. An experiment was laid out in a randomized block design, comprising of three levels of potassium silicate and silicic acid (1, 2 and 3 ml/l/plant) along with control. The treatments were replicated thrice. The effects of foliar applications at 2nd, 3rd and 4th months after planting of different levels of potassium silicate and silicic acid on growth of banana cv. Grand Nain were recorded. The results indicated that foliar application of potassium silicate @ 3ml/l/plant at 2nd, 3rd and 4th MAP recorded significantly the maximum growth characters at various stages of growth of banana i.e. pseudostem height, girth and number of functional leaves of banana plant at 5th and 7th MAP whereas, leaf area was found non-significant.
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Panchal RK, Patil SJ, Chawla SL, Tandel BM, Gaikwad SS. Effect of foliar application of silicon on growth of banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) cv. Grand Nain. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(12):39-40.