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Vol. 11, Special Issue 1 (2022)

Effect of branch level and leaf pruning in vegetative growth, yield and quality of guava: A review

Thasleema Nasreen and Jatinder Singh
Pruning is a technique in which undesirable parts of a plant are removed judiciously to achieve the desired purpose. It is practiced on shoots, leaves, as well as on roots. Guava comes under the category of crops that bear on current season shoots; hence responds well to pruning. The major purpose of pruning in guava is to reduce the fruit set during the rainy season, which is of inferior quality to enhance the production during the winter season. The Winter season crop in guava is superior in terms of fruit size, quality, shelf life, and organoleptic values. Pruning also helps in the transformation of unproductive trees into productive ones, especially in guava plantations. Pruning at different intensities done at particular timings has shown different effects on the vegetative growth, flowering, yield, as well as quality parameters of the crop. The pruning requirement in fruit plants is crop-specific, and it depends on growth behavior, therefore, standardization of pruning is essential for improving these parameters under given environmental conditions. Moreover, the adoption of judicious pruning intensities and timings can augment the production of high-density planting in guava. Therefore, different techniques of pruning have involved the attention of many researchers to find some optimistic approaches. In this review, we have tried to compile the previous research findings in a precise way to address the problem.
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How to cite this article:
Thasleema Nasreen and Jatinder Singh. Effect of branch level and leaf pruning in vegetative growth, yield and quality of guava: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(1S): 471-475.

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