Effect of micronutrients on growth and crop duration of Banana cv. Grand Nain
Yadav M.K., Patel N.L.*, Parmar B.R., Kirtibarhan, Singh Parmveer*
Navsari Agricultural University, Dandi Road, Navsari-396 450, Gujarat.
*ASPEE College of Horticulture & Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Dandi Road, Navsari-, 396 450, Gujarat.
Online published on 15 September, 2011.
An experiment was carried out to study the effect of micronutrients on growth and crop duration of Banana cv. Grand Nain at Regional Horticultural Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat during the year 2002–04. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with nine treatment combinations involving two levels of EDTA and non EDTA (Iron 25 and 50g and Zinc 20 and 40g per plant) micronutrients with common application of MnSO4, CuSO4 and Borax (20, 5 and 10g per plant respectively) except control. The higher level of ZnEDTA with MnSO4, CuSO4 and Borex induced early vigorous vegetative growth in terms of height and girth of pseudostem, number of leaves and total leaf area, consequently this treatment induced early inflorescence emergence in the plants and reduced flowering to harvesting interval with total crop duration.