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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 2 (april 2018) : 199-202

Study on nutrient package for pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)

S.N. Gawade, A.P. Kale, J.A. Shaikh, R.C. Sharma
1Bio Agro Research Department, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizer limited Chembur, Mumbai -400 074 Maharashtra, India.
Cite article:- Gawade S.N., Kale A.P., Shaikh J.A., Sharma R.C. (2018). Study on nutrient package for pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(2): 199-202. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4861.
An experiment was carried out during 2015-16 with speciality fertilizers of R.C.F. (Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers) Limited on the fruit yield and quality of pomegranate in an orchard with a soil pH of 8.7 and EC of 0.40 (ds m-1) in Randomised Block Design (RBD). During the experiment the effects of foliar sprays of NPK 19:19:19 (Sujala), Micronutrient Fertilizer (Microla) and Phosphate Solubilising Bacteria (Biola) were studied. Sujala alone and in combination with Microla were applied with three and five sprays each respectively. Biola was applied only once before the application of foliar fertilizers through drenching method. The concentration of 0.5 % and 0.2 % of Sujala and Microla were used in the experiment respectively. The application of Recommended Dose of Fertilizer (RDF)  along with each 5 sprays of Sujala and Microla recorded maximum yield (26.87 kg / plant), number of fruits (101.33) and average weight of fruit (272.00 g) followed by RDF along with Sujala, Microla (3 spray) and Biola.
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