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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : (292) Last page : (295)
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Effect of Different Sources and Levels of Boron on Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Altaf Kuntoji*, Subbarayappa C.T., Mukunda G.K. and Basavaraja P.K.

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry UAS Bengaluru- 65 Karnataka
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Received: 4.01.2019  |  Revised: 12.02.2019   |  Accepted: 19.02.2019  



A field experiment was conducted to study the importance of boron in regulating quality of tomato. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with ten treatments and three replications. Boron was applied through three different sources such as borax, boron metalosate and boric acid. Borax was applied as soil application whereas boric acid and boron metalosate were supplied as foliar spray. The experimental results indicated that application of boron significantly influenced the quality of tomato. Significantly higher quality parameters such as total soluble solids (5.440 Brix), lycopene content (54.16 mg/kg) and ascorbic acid content (47.26 mg/100g) was recorded in treatment which consists of NPK+ FYM + 1.1 kg ha-1 B through borax as soil application + 0.05% B through boron metalosate as foliar application.

Key words: Tomato, Boron, Boric acid, Boron metalosate, Quality parameters and  Foliar application

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Cite this article: Kuntoji, A., Subbarayappa. C.T., Mukunda, G.K. and Basavaraja, P.K., Effect of Different Sources and Levels of Boron on Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(1): 292-295 (2019). doi: