Vol. 18 No. 3
Evaluation of physico-chemical attributes and postharvest qualities of Himsagar mango with the exogenous application of growth regulators, anti-oxidant and geotextile mulch
Author(s): S. DEY, S. DATTA, M. ALAM AND P. DATTA
Eighteen years old mango plant cv. Himsagar with uniform size and vigour were given seven treatments with 3 replications comprising of growth regulators, antioxidant and organic mulching at the Horticultural Research Station, Mondouri, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal to study their effect on shelf life, marketability and physico-chemical properties. This study was laid on RBD consists of -NAA @20ppm + geotextile mulch (T1), GA3 @20ppm + geotextile mulch (T2), Citric acid @200ppm + geotextile mulch (T3), NAA @20ppm + citric acid @200ppm (T4), GA3 @20ppm + citric acid @200ppm + geotextile mulch (T5), Geotextile mulch (400 GSM) (T6), Control- Water spray (T7). Result revealed that T5 significantly affected physical and bio-chemical properties of mango.Respiration rate and physiological loss in weight was found lowest with the recommended treatment. Marketability percentage was also recorded highest (73%)underT5. Finally the treatment T5can be suggested to farmers which showed better results on the fruit retention and marketability of mango cv. Himsagar.