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Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Effect of micronutrients on growth, yield and quality of garlic (Allium sativum L.)

Linovi K Zhimomi and Deepanshu
The present study entitled “Effect of micronutrients on growth, yield and quality of Garlic (Allium sativum L.)” was carried out during November, 2020 to April, 2021 in Research field, Department of Horticulture, SHUATS, Prayagraj. The experiment was conducted in Randomized Block Design (RBD), with 16 treatments. Three micronutrients namely Zinc, Boron and Iron were applied at different levels. 16 treatments viz. T0 - control, T1- Zinc @ 0.5%, T2 - Boron @ 0.1%, T3 – Iron @ 0.5%, T4 - Zinc @ 1.0%, T5 - Boron @ 0.2%, T6 - Iron @ 1.0%, T7 - Zinc @ 1.5%, T8 - Boron @ 0.3%, T9 - Iron @ 1.5%, T10 -Zinc @ 2%, T11 - Boron @ 0.4%, T12 - Iron @ 2%, T13 - Zinc @ 2.5%, T14 - Boron @ 0.5%, T15 - Iron @ 2.5% were applied during the research work on Garlic (Bhima Purple cv.). The study revealed that all the characters were significantly affected by the application of the treatments. On the basis of present investigation, it is concluded that the application of T13 (Zinc @ 2.5%) treatment was found best in terms of plant growth and yield viz., plant height (56.42 cm), number of leaves per plant (19.25), length of leaf (36.42 cm), neck thickness (10.06 mm), polar diameter (5.95 cm), equatorial diameter (6.05 cm), average weight of bulb (31.20 g), number of cloves/bulb (), bulb yield/ plot (1.3 kg), total yield (125.60 q/ha), TSS (36.89%) and ascorbic acid (18.10%) in garlic. From the findings of the present study, it is concluded that application of treatment T13 Zinc @ 2.5% has given the best result as compared to other treatments in garlic. Zinc plays a considerable role in various enzymatic and physiological activities and performs many catalytic functions in plant system. Zinc is also an important micronutrient concerned in metabolic processes. Therefore, application of Zinc @ 2.5% will provide better plant growth and yield and will be economically benefitted.
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How to cite this article:
Linovi K Zhimomi, Deepanshu. Effect of micronutrients on growth, yield and quality of garlic (Allium sativum L.). Pharma Innovation 2022;11(1):249-251.

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