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Vol. 10, Issue 5 (2021)

Improved fruit quality in papaya cv. Red Lady though foliar sprays of silicon and seaweed extract

Author(s):
Dharmishtha Patel, TR Ahlawat, AK Pandey and Suchismita Jena
Abstract:
An experiment was carried out during 2017-18 at Instructional Farm, ASPEE College of Horticulture and Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari to investigate the effect of silicon and seaweed extract on fruit quality attributes of papaya cv. Red Lady.The experiment comprising of eleven treatments and three replications was evaluated in a Randomized Block Design. Treatments involved foliar spray of potassium silicate (0.2 and 0.4%), ortho silicic acid (0.2 and 0.4%) and seaweed extract (2 and 4%) either alone or in combination and unsprayed control. Results indicated a significant impact of treatments on all parameters included in the study. Foliar spray of Ortho silicic acid @ 0.2% + Seaweed extract @ 2% recorded the maximum TSS, total sugars, reducing sugars, ascorbic acid and β-carotene content. Whereas, pulp thickness was found maximum by the application of Seaweed extract @ 4%.
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How to cite this article:
Dharmishtha Patel, TR Ahlawat, AK Pandey, Suchismita Jena. Improved fruit quality in papaya cv. Red Lady though foliar sprays of silicon and seaweed extract. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(5):1514-1516.
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