+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Influence of pre-harvest application of calcium and micro-nutrients on growth, yield, quality and shelf-life of strawberry cv Chandler



Influence of pre-harvest application of calcium and micro-nutrients on growth, yield, quality and shelf-life of strawberry cv Chandler







Studies were carried out in Chandler cultivar of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) to assess whether preharvest foliar application of calcium (Ca), iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) influences vegetative growth, flowering, fruit yield and quality during 2010 and 201Treatments consisted of CaCl2 (0.2%, 0.4% and 0.6%), FeSO4 (0.2%, 0.4% and 0.6%), ZnSO4 (0.2%, 0.4% and 0.6%), while the plants sprayed with water served as the control. indicated that plants treated with 0.6% FeSO4 showed maximum plant height (20.34 cm), plant spread (31.02 cm), number of leaves/plant (19.63), leaf area (64.74 cm2), number of flowers/plant (27.65), number of fruits/plant (21.02), yield/ha (24.32 tonnes) and per cent berry set (75.82). However, the plants treated with 0.6% ZnSO4 showed highest fruit weight (12.00 g), fruit length (3.68 cm), fruit diameter (2.62 cm), fruit volume (15.74 cc), TSS (8.31 0B), ascorbic acid (60.88 mg/100g pulp), TSS:acid ratio (11.70) and lowest acidity (0.716 %). Highest shelf-life of fruits (2.50 days) and maximum crude protein (10.79 %) were recorded in 0.6 % CaCl2 treated plants. Studies indicated that pre-harvest foliar application of calcium, iron and zinc are quiet useful for improving vegetative growth, quality and shelf-life of strawberry cv. Chandler and getting higher marketable value in subtropical region.

Accession: 037490140

Download citation: RISBibTeXText


Related references

Influence of pre-harvest application of calcium and micro-nutrients on growth, yield, quality and shelf-life of strawberry cv Chandler. 2013

Pre-harvest application of iron and zinc influences growth, yield, quality and runner production of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) cv Chandler. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 83(6): 678-684, 2013

Effect of certain post-harvest treatments on shelf life of strawberry cv. Chandler. Acta Horticulturae (696): 547-550, 2005

Effect of fertigation on growth, yield, fruit quality and leaf nutrients content of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) cv Chandler. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 85(10): 71-75, 2015

Effect of pre-harvest chemical treatments on shelf-life of 'Chandler' strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 74(9): 485-487, 2004

Influence of growth regulators on growth yield and quality of strawberry cv. Chandler. Haryana Journal of Horticultural Sciences 33(3/4): 186-188, 2004

Influence of soil and foliar applied calcium on strawberry fruit nutrients and post-harvest quality. Acta Horticulturae 265: 443-446, 1989

Influence of growth conditions on yield, quality and diseases of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) var Ofra and Chandler under mid hills of Sikkim Himalaya. Scientia Horticulturae 130(1): 43-48, 2011

Influence of fall nitrogen and spring nitrogen-potassium application on yield and fruit quality of 'Chandler' strawberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 122(2): 290-295, 1997

Effect of foliar application of calcium chloride on shelf-life and quality of strawberry fruits. Journal of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science 34(1): 7-15, 1993

Effect of pre-harvest sprays of calcium and gibberellic acid on yield, quality and shelf life in cherry. Agricultural Science Digest 15(4): 238-240, 1995

Secondary nutrients and micro nutrients in relation to crops in arid zone of india part 1 effect of soil application of sulfur iron zinc and molybdenum on growth post harvest characters and yield of moth bean phaseolus aconitifolius. Rajasthan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2(2): 125-137, 1971

Pre-harvest foliar application of calcium and boron influences physiological disorders, fruit yield and quality of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.). Scientia Horticulturae 112(2): 215-220, 2007

Effect of zinc and iron on growth, yield and quality of strawberry cv. Chandler. Acta Horticulturae (696): 237-240, 2005

Effect of Fym, Urea and Azotobacter on Growth, Yield and Quality of Strawberry Cv. Chandler. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 37(1): 139-143, 2009