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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1389-1394

Effect of Foliar Application of Zinc and Manganese on Growth Parameters and Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)
Madhukar Singh1, Alok Kumar2*, Sanjay Kumar Tripathi3, Subhash Kumar3 and A. K. Singh1
1Department of Crop Physiology, NDUA&T, Faizabad U.P, India
2Department of Seed Science & Technology, CSAUA&T, Kanpur U.P, India
3Department of Crop Physiology, CSAUAT, Kanpur U.P, India
*Corresponding author

In order to study “(Effect of basal and foliar application of Zn and Mn on growth parameters and yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)” cv. Kufri Ashoka was carried out at Main Experiment Station, Department of Vegetable Science, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad (U.P.), during rabi season in the year 2015-16. The soil of experimental field was sandy loam, with low in nitrogen and high in phosphorus and medium in potassium contents. The nine treatments T1 – (N: P: K) 120 : 80 : 150 kg ha-1 as basal, T2 – 120:80:150:25 (N:P:K:Zn) kg ha-1 as basal, T3 – 120:80:150:25 (N:P:K:Mn) kg/ha-1 as basal, T4 – RDF + Zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) 100 ppm as foliar, T5 – RDF + Zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) 200 ppm as foliar, T6 – RDF + Zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) 300 ppm as foliar, T7 – RDF + Manganese sulphate (MnSO4) 100 ppm as foliar, T8 - RDF + Manganese sulphate (MnSO4) 200 ppm Foliar,T9 - RDF + Manganese sulphate (MnSO4) 300 ppm as foliar were evaluated in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Observation on various parameters viz. Maximum emergence percentage (93.65), plant height (43.14cm), number of haulms per plant (6.40), number of leaves per plant (55.27), fresh weight of plant (340.23g), dry weight of plant (26.35g), Total number of tuber per plant (8.00), Weight of tuber per plant (435.12g), yield of tuber (26.98kg), during 2015-16 respectively, were noted maximum with the foliar application of T6 – RDF + Zinc sulphate (ZnSO4) 300 ppm as foliar. The experimental findings revealed that the treatment T6- RDF + (ZnSO4) 300 ppm as foliar showed better response on plant growth, yield attributes and quality. However, the maximum yield (26.98 kg) was obtained with the application of T6– RDF + (ZnSO4) 300 ppm as foliar.

Keywords: Foliar application, Zinc and Manganese, Growth parameters, Yield and Potato

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Madhukar Singh, Alok Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Tripathi, Subhash Kumar and Singh, A.K. 2018. Effect of Foliar Application of Zinc and Manganese on Growth Parameters and Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1389-1394. doi:
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