International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4
Standardization of mulching and fertigation on growth, yield and quality of banana CV grand naine

M Hanuman Nayak, G Vijay Krishna P, Prashanth T, Suresh Kumar, Hameedunnisa Begum

Present investigation was aimed to standardize the mulching and fertigation schedule on growth, yield and quality of banana cv. Grand naine at Horticultural Research Aswaraopet, SKLTSHU, during 2018-2020. Black polythene mulch, organic mulch, 100 percent RDF, 75 percent RDF and 50 percent RDF doses were used as mulching and fertigation treatments. The results that, both mulching materials alone and in combination with 100 percent RDF fertigation significantly influenced, the yield characters in terms of number of fruits per bunch, fruit weight (g), bunch weight (kg), yield (t/ha). Whereas, mulching treatments did not significantly influence the quality parameters viz., TSS and shelf life. Among mulching treatments organic mulch (M2) has recorded maximum yield (49.92 t/ha) by increasing the number of fruits per bunch (112.82), fruit weight (194.39 g) and bunch weight (20.22 kg) compared to control. RDF 100 percent (F1) treatment has recorded maximum yield (51.72 t/ha) through increasing number of fruits per bunch (107.94), fruit weight (208.49 g) bunch weight (20.94 kg), and also improved the fruit quality parameters viz., TSS (22.67 0Brix) and shelf life (11.11 days) compare to control and other fertigation treatments. Among the interactions organic mulch along with 100 percent RDF (M2F1) treatment has recorded maximum yield (52.89 t/ha) by increasing the number of fruits per bunch (118.45), bunch weight (21.42 kg) and also increased the fruit shelf life (11.56 days) compared to control and other combinations.
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M Hanuman Nayak, G Vijay Krishna P, Prashanth T, Suresh Kumar, Hameedunnisa Begum. Standardization of mulching and fertigation on growth, yield and quality of banana CV grand naine. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 77-83.