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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (880) Last page : (885)
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Effect of Different Sources of Fertilizers with Stage Wise Rates of Application on Growth and Quality of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum Var. Arka Vikas)

Vasa Anil Kumar1*, R.V.S.K. Reddy2, P. Madhavi Latha3, M. Thirupathi Reddy4 and
P. Saidaiah5

1Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030
2Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem- 534101, West Godavari Dist, A.P., India
3Horticultural Research Station, Vijayrai- 534475, West Godavari Dist,
Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Andhra Pradesh, India
4Vegetable Research Station, 5College of Horticulture,
Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, Rajendranagar,
Hyderabad-500030, Telangana, India
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Received: 4.11.2018 | Revised: 7.12.2018 | Accepted: 16.12.2018  



A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of different sources of fertilizers with stage wise rates of application on growth and quality of tomato during 2013-14 in research form at Vegetable Research Station, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad. The experiment was laid out in Randomized block design (RBD) comprising of seven treatments with three replications. The treatments consist of two sources viz., water soluble fertilizers (Ammonium Sulphate and Soluble fertilizer [13-0-45 NPK]) and straight fertilizers (Urea and Murate of Potash). Each treatment was divided into three splits and given as stage wise from 0- 45 days, 46-90 days and 91-135 days of crop duration where phosphorus applied as basal dose in the form of SSP in all the treatments. Fertigation was given at five days interval. Conventional application of urea, single super phosphate and murate of potash to the soil and following drip irrigation was taken as control. It was observed that the application of 100 per cent recommended dose of straight fertilizers at the rate of 33 per cent each up to 0-45, 46-90 and 91-135 days stages of the crop growth significantly improved tomato plant characters viz., leaf area, dry matter production, days to first fruitset and days to first fruit harvest; and tomato fruit qualities viz., lycopene content and ascorbic acid content.

Key words: Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, Arka Vikas, Fertigation, Quality, Growth, Drip irrigation, Water soluble fertilizers, Straight fertilizers.

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Cite this article: Kumar, V. A., Reddy, R. V. S. K., Madhavi Latha, P., Thirupathi Reddy, M. and Saidaiah, P., Effect of Different Sources of Fertilizers with Stage Wise Rates of Application on Growth and Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Var. Arka Vikas), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 880-885 (2018). doi: