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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 3776-3783
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.425


Effect of Zinc and Boron on Growth and Yield of Onion under Temperate Conditions
Tariq A. Bhat1*, M.A. Chattoo1, F. Mushtaq1, F. Akhter2, S.A. Mir3, M.Y. Zargar4, K.P Wani1, M.D. Shah1 and Ejaz, A. Parry5
1Division of Vegetable Science
2Division of soil Science
3Division of Agri. Stat,
4Division of Microbiology, Faculty of Horticulture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir-190001, India
5Division of  fruit science, Faculty of Horticulture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190001
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Abstract:

An investigation was performed at the experimental field of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K) during Rabi 2015-16 and Rabi 2016-17 to find out the effect of different levels of zinc and boron on growth, yield and quality of onion. The experiment was laid out in Randomized completely block design with three replications comprising of two factors with four levels of each viz., Zinc (Z), Z0 (control or no zinc), Z1 (2.500 kg ha-1), Z2 (5.00 kg ha-1) and Z3 (7.500 kg ha-1) and Boron (B), B0 (control or no boron), B1 (0.500 kg ha-1), B2 (1.000 kg ha-1) and B3 (1.500 kg ha-1). The observations were recorded on growth, yield and quality from 10 randomly selected plants of each treatment. Pooled analysis revealed significantly maximum values for plant height (66.07 cm), number of leaves plant-1 (10.61) and leaf length (41.36cm) as compared to other levels including control. Similarly application of boron @ B3 (1.500 kg ha-1) recorded significantly maximum values for plant height (64.67 cm), No of leaves plant-1 (10.38) and leaf length (41.08 cm) while significantly lowest values for plant height (58.69 cm), No of leaves plant-1 (9.06) and leaf length (38.63 cm) were recorded in control. Pooled analysis revealed that zinc @ 7.500 kg ha-1 (Z3) recorded maximum values for polar diameter (6.31 cm), equatorial diameter (6.32 cm), average bulb weight (82.64 g) and total bulb yield (275.50 q ha-1) followed by Z2 (5.000 kg ha-1). Similarly application of boron @ 1.500 kg ha-1 (B3) recorded significantly maximum values for polar diameter (5.95 cm), equatorial diameter (6.14 cm), average bulb weight (81.15 g) and total bulb yield (270.29 q ha-1).


Keywords: Onion, Growth, Bulb yield, Zinc and boron
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Tariq A. Bhat, M.A. Chattoo, F. Mushtaq, F. Akhter, S.A. Mir, M.Y. Zargar, K.P Wani, M.D. Shah and Ejaz A. Parry. 2018. Effect of Zinc and Boron on Growth and Yield of Onion under Temperate Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 3776-3783. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.425