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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2771-2792
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.338


Effect of Orchard Floor Management Practices on Nutrient Status in Apple cv. Royal Delicious
Shabber Hussain1*, M.K. Sharma1, D. Bashir1, P. Tundup2, S.A. Bangroo2 and A. Kumar1
1Department of Fruit Science
2Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Horticulture, SKUAST-K, Shalimar, J&K-190025, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation entitled “Effect of orchard floor management practices on nutrient status in apple” was carried out on a 19-year-old trees in aprivate apple orchard at village Arabal, District Srinagar during the years 2015 and 2016. Forty-five trees of uniform growth and vigour were selected for experimentation. The effects of fifteen orchard floor management practices were studied on apple cv. Royal Delicious. The treatments were replicated thrice in Factorial Randomized Complete Block Design. The results revealed that nutrient content of fruits as well as leaves were appreciably influenced by different treatments and highest level of both macro and micronutrients was recorded under paddy straw mulch followed by glyphosate. Maximum soil moisture was recorded under paddy straw mulch followed by glyphosate and maximum soil temperature was recorded under bicolour polythene mulch. With respect Benefit: cost ratio was highest with paddy straw mulch followed by glyphosate which was closely followed by cowpea (green manure). It can be concluded from the study that application of paddy straw mulch followed by glyphosate resulted in acceptable level of weed control with improved nutrient status apple fruit and leaves as well as good soil health hence can be recommended in apple orchards.


Keywords: Apple, Mulching, Herbicides, Cover crop, Macro and micro nutrients
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Shabber Hussain, M.K. Sharma, D. Bashir, P. Tundup, S.A. Bangroo and Kumar, A. 2018. Effect of Orchard Floor Management Practices on Nutrient Status in Apple cv. Royal DeliciousInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2771-2792. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.338