Vol. 10 No. 1
Studies on fruit drop dynamics of mango cv. Amrapali and influence of intercropping and fertilizer on fruit retention
Author(s): D. BEHERA, P. S. MUNSI AND P. C. LENKA
Abstract: The present investigation was conducted in the Govt. Progeny Orchard of Directorate of Horticulture, Govt. of Odisha during the years 2007 to 2009. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with seven treatments and three replications. It is revealed that percentage of fruit drop was recorded maximum in ginger with application of biofertilizers during mustard stage to pea stage and minimum in turmeric with application of biofertilizers. Also minimum fruit drop was recorded between marble stage to final retention of fruits in case of turmeric. Maximum number of panicles, length of panicles, and breadth of panicles were recorded intercropping with ginger with application of biofertilizers. The final number of fruit per panicle (2.8) was recorded highest in turmeric with application of biofertilizers and minimum (1.5) in control. The number of fruit set per plant was also influenced by biofertilizers application and maximum was recorded in turmeric with application of biofertilizers (35.7) followed by pineapple (33.2) with application of biofertilizers and minimum in control.
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