Application of different plant growth regulators (PGRs) on yield and quality of bitter gourd: A review
Abhijit Debnath, Agniva Haldar and Pradipto Kumar Mukherjee
One of the major cucurbits that are widely grown for commercial purposes in India is the bitter gourd. After fertilizers and pesticides, the next generation of agrochemicals are called plant growth regulators, or PGRs. They improve the connection between the source and sink and quicken the transfer of photosynthates, which leads to improved fruiting. Standard mode PGRs work by altering the way plants grow and develop by interfering with their typical homeostasis, specifically hormonal control. It is a cucurbitaceous crop and monoecious in nature. Plants with an unbalanced male-to-female flower sex ratio yield less fruit due to a low fruit set. In this review paper, different studies to evaluate the impact of plant growth regulators (PGRs) at various stages of growth on bitter gourd sex expression, fruit output, and seed yield have been shown. Application of Ethrel in different treatments was found most effective in improving femaleness with increased fruit yield of Bitter Gourd.
How to cite this article:
Abhijit Debnath, Agniva Haldar and Pradipto Kumar Mukherjee. Application of different plant growth regulators (PGRs) on yield and quality of bitter gourd: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 864-867.