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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 733-741
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.903.088


Foliar Feeding of Brassinosteriod: A Potential Tool to Improve Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality of Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) under Non-Conventional Area
Farhana Khatoon, Manoj Kundu, Hidayatullah Mir,Kumari Nandita* and Deepak Kumar
Department of Horticulture (Fruit & Fruit Technology), BAU, Sabour,
Bhagalpur, Bihar, India- 813210
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out during 2018-19 in the Department of Horticulture (Fruit and Fruit Technology), BAC, Sabour to study the Efficacy of foliar feeding of brassinosteroid at different growth stage of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cv. Winter Dawn for improving growth, yield and quality attributes. The experimental finding revealed that plant height, leaf size increased significantly in the treatments where brassinosteroid was applied repeatedly at vegetative, flowering and again at fruiting stage, irrespective of their concentration; however, runner per plant was recorded maximum in control (4.67). However, maximum yield per acre area (12.93 tonnes) was recorded in 0.2 ppm brassinosteroid spray each at vegetative, flowering and fruiting stage with at par result in 0.3 ppm spray each at vegetative, flowering and fruiting stage (12.92 tonnes) and 0.1 ppm spray at all these three stages (12.44 tonnes). Fruit size (length and width) as well as sugar: acid ratio were also measured significantly higher in the treatments where brassinosteroid was applied repeatedly at vegetative, flowering and again at fruiting stage, irrespective of their concentration with maximum fruit length and width in T9i.e.0.2 ppm brassinosteroid spray each at all three stages (41.73 mm and 32.60 mm, respectively) and maximum sugar :acid ratio in T5i.e.in 0.1 ppm spray at all these three stages(15.21) with minimum in control (28.32 mm, 26.03 mm and 5.50, respectively). Hence, it can be concluded that the foliar feeding of brassinosteroid repeatedly at vegetative, flowering and fruiting stage is the best treatment to increase the yield potentiality of strawberry cv. Winter Dawn with improved fruit quality under subtropical condition of Bihar, India.


Keywords: Brassinosteroid, Plant height, Strawberry, Quality, Yield
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Farhana Khatoon, Manoj Kundu, Hidayatullah Mir, Kumari Nandita and Deepak Kumar. 2020. Foliar Feeding of Brassinosteriod: A Potential Tool to Improve Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality of Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) under Non-Conventional Area. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 733-741. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.903.088