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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 2181-2194
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.256


A Review of Works Done Regarding the Impact of Bunch Cover Application in Banana
Purnima Pathak*, Ranjit Kumar Bhattacharyya, Bhupen Kumar Baishya, Utpal Das and Jugabrata Das
College of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam - 785013, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Intercultural practices in banana contribute immensely to better yield, quality and appearance regarding the market value of the fruits. Bunch covering being one of the most important practices, has high influence in improving all aspects, fetching a better price to the banana growers. Bunch covering, traditionally done by wrapping bunch with dry leaves, is now upgraded by the use of synthetic materials which has opened new windows with an attempt to view better scenery in banana production, which is influenced by several biotic and abiotic factors. Among abiotic factors, temperature is considered to have profound influence on quality and quantity of fruits. Bunch covering alters the temperature within the covers, indirectly leading to faster assimilates translocation and better fruit filling. Apart from this, bunch covers serves in enhancing the external appearance of fruits both by protecting it from pest infestation and harvesting and handling bruises. This practice also helps in overcoming the barriers in maintenance of ecological balance as it can reduce the use of chemical pesticides in the crop. Moreover, bunch covers being easily available and applicable encourages the farmers for its quick adoption. Growing popularity of bunch covering has earned interests in the field of researches also. Several researches has been done so far, to observe the influence of various bunch covers irrespective of colour, material, shape on various cultivars of banana and are found very influential.


Keywords: Bunch cover, Banana, Quality and Quantity.
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Purnima Pathak, Ranjit Kumar Bhattacharyya, Bhupen Kumar Baishya, Utpal Das and Jugabrata Das. 2017. A Review of Works Done Regarding the Impact of Bunch Cover Application in Banana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 2181-2194. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.256