Reduction in the Spoilage Loss of Mango Fruits Through the Pre-harvest Application of Nutrients and Growth Substances

Authors

  • AK Shrestha

Keywords:

Cultivar, growth regulator, <i>Mangifera indica</i>, spoilage loss

Abstract

Foliar application of mineral nutrients, viz. urea at 1% and 2%, borax at 0.5% and 1% concentrations and growth substances, viz. GA and 2,4,5-T both at 50 and 100 ppm, MH at 500 and 1000 ppm once at just after fruit set and another at ten days before harvesting were carried out on 21 years old mango plants of Langra cultivar. All the treatments under experiment significantly reduced the spoilage loss of fruits during storage. Moreover, the rotting loss increased with the advancement in storage period irrespective of the treatment used. GA at 50 ppm was the most effective treatment in minimizing the decay loss of mango fruits during storage that reduced the spoilage loss of fruits by 7.75 percent on the 10th day of storage over control (no spraying).

J. Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci. 23:77-79

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Published

2002-01-01

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Shrestha, A. (2002). Reduction in the Spoilage Loss of Mango Fruits Through the Pre-harvest Application of Nutrients and Growth Substances. Journal of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, 23, 77–79. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JIAAS/article/view/746

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