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Effect of zinc and boron on the shelf life of guava cv. Sardar (Psidium guajava L.)



Effect of zinc and boron on the shelf life of guava cv. Sardar (Psidium guajava L.)



Advances in Plant Sciences 10(2): 45-49



In experiments at Pantnagar, Nainital, India, foliar applications of ZnSO4 (0.3 or 0.5%) and/or borax (0.3 or 0.5%), or water, were made to 6-year-old trees of guava Sardar. Selected fruits were collected and stored for 6 days in perforated plastic trays at room temperature (23.5-35.4 degrees C) and 67-97% RH. Application of Zn alone significantly reduced the spoilage of fruits and increased their post-harvest life, irrespective of the concentration used.

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