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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (929) Last page : (934)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6163

Effect of Foliar Application of Micronutrients on Growth and Yield Parameters in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.)

G. Purna Datta Reddy1, Syam Sundar Reddy P.2, Chandramohan Reddy G.3 and
Thanuja Sivaram G.4

Department of Vegetable science, College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta, YSR Dist. 516105, A.P.
Dr. YSR Horticultural University
*Corresponding Author E-mail: reddyz.datta822@gmail.com
Received: 13.01.2018  |  Revised: 19.02.2018   |  Accepted: 27.02.2018  



In order to explore the response of foliar application of micronutrients as a supplement for good growth and yield of tomato cultivars  Arka saurabh and Arka vikas, a  field experiment was conducted at vegetable farm, College of Horticulture, Anantharajupeta, A.P. during rabi-2015-2016. The treatments consist of boron, zinc, molybdenum, copper, iron, manganese, mixture of all and control and the experiment was laid out in RBD with three replications. All the micronutrients except manganese were applied at 250 ppm in three sprays at an interval of ten days starting from 30 days after transplanting. Manganese sprayed @50 ppm. All the treatments recorded superior performance in plant growth characteristics viz. plant height, number of primary branches and compound leaves and yield parameters viz., tender and mature fruits per plant in both the varieties over control. In tomato cv. Arka sourabh, maximum growth rate (85.7 %) was observed with application of zinc, followed by micronutrients mixture (78.2 %) and boron (77.5 %). However in tomato cv. Arka vikas, maximum increase in branches per plant was observed with the application of manganese (148.7 %) followed by micronutrient combination (144.1 %). In Arka sourabh, the fruit yield per plant ranged from 1.336 kg to1.867 kg and in Arka vikas, it ranged from 1.500 kg to 1.967 kg.  This study proves that foliar application of micronutrients produced the good growth and maximum fruit yield in tomato.

Key words: Tomato, Micro nutrients, Foliar application, Growth, Yields.

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Cite this article: Datta Reddy G.P., Reddy, S.S. P, Reddy, C.G. and Sivaram, T.G., Effect of Foliar Application of Micronutrients on Growth and Yield Parameters in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 929-934 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6163

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