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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2341-2346
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.284


Response of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) to Foliar Feeding of Micronutrient on the Growth, Yield and Quality
D.K. Bharati1*, R.B. Verma1, V.K. Singh1, Ravi Kumar1, Superna Sinha2 and S.K. Sinha1
1Department of Hort. (Veg. & Flori.), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour-813210, Bhagalpur, India
2Department of Hort. (Fruit & Fruit tech.), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour-813210, Bhagalpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field study was conducted at Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur during summer season of 2011-12 to explore the possibilities of enhancing the productivity of bitter gourd with better quality by foliar application of different micronutrients in view of rising temperature. Fifteen treatments were arranged in randomized block design replicated thrice. The plot size used for raising the crop was 3.0m x 3.0m and the spaying of micronutrients was done at 30, 40 and 50 days after sowing. The data were recorded on growth, yield and quality traits of bitter gourd. Economic feasibility of crop production was also calculated. It was observed that the foliar application of mixture of all micronutrients @ 100ppm being at par with boric acid @100 ppm sprayed at 30, 40, 50 DAS resulted in the maximum length of vines (5.58 m), fruit length (25.01 cm), fruit girth (10.75 cm), fruit weight/vine (2.197 kg), yield (197.01 q/ha) and vitamin C (64.65 mg/100gm). Highest B: C ratio (2.69) was also noticed under this treatment. Therefore, on the basis of economic feasibility, it can be inferred that mixture of all micronutrients as well as boric acid @ 100ppm at 30, 40 and 50 DAS is more beneficial in mitigating the problems and improving the growth, yield and quality of bitter gourd under existing climate.


Keywords: Micronutrient, Foliar feeding, Yield, Bitter gourd
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Bharati, D.K., R.B. Verma, V.K. Singh, Ravi Kumar, Superna Sinha and Sinha, S.K. 2018. Response of Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) to Foliar Feeding of Micronutrient on the Growth, Yield and Quality.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2341-2346. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.284