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Vol. 12, Issue 4 (2023)

Effect of pre-harvest application of salicylic acid on yield and physico-chemical parameters of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv. China

Author(s):
Priti Kumari, Pawan Kumar, Kumari Karuna, Ahmar Aftab, Anand Kmar and Feza Ahmad
Abstract:
An experiment was conducted on litchi cv. China at Horticulture garden in the Department of Horticulture (Fruit and Fruit Technology), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar, to study the effect of pre-harvest spray of salicylic acid on yield and physico-chemical parameters of litchi. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with five treatments and four replications. Salicylic acid was sprayed twice i.e. 15 days and 30 days before anticipated harvesting time with different concentrations of salicylic acid (T1- 50 ppm, T2-100 ppm, T3-150 ppm, T4-200 ppm and T5-control). Different concentrations have different effect on physical and biochemical parameters. Salicylic acid with T3-150 ppm has highest fruit length (3.46 cm), breadth (3.32 cm), volume (19.22 ml), weight (21.12 g), pulp (68 %), no. of fruits (4274 fruits/plant) and yield (71.25 kg/plant), ), TSS (20.02 0Brix), total sugar (13.10 %), ascorbic acid (38.21 mg/100 g pulp). Highest antioxidant (4.84 µ mol Trolox Eq. /g pulp) and anthocyanin (21.54 mg/100 g pulp) was observed in T4-200 ppm salicylic acid.
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How to cite this article:
Priti Kumari, Pawan Kumar, Kumari Karuna, Ahmar Aftab, Anand Kmar, Feza Ahmad. Effect of pre-harvest application of salicylic acid on yield and physico-chemical parameters of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv. China. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(4):940-944.

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