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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : (454) Last page : (460)
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Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Postharvest Physiological Characters of Tomato

M. Muthukumar1, P. Jeyakumar1*, N. Sritharan1, E. Somasundaram2, K. Ganesan2

1Department of Crop Physiology, 2Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
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Received: 17.04.2019 | Revised: 22.05.2019 | Accepted: 29.05.2019  



Tomato is one of the most important crops at worldwide; organically producing vegetables is generally accepted as environment friendly and safe for consumers and producers. The effect of organic and inorganic production systems on quality and nutritional parameters of crop plants is still under discussion. The objective of this study is to determine whether the application of organic and inorganic fertilizers has any differential effect on the quality and nutritional content of hybrid tomato. The treatments consisted of different combinations of organic and inorganic fertilizers. Among the six treatments, application of 75% organic manure + 3% Panchagavya along with bio fertilizers recorded the better performance in fruit diameter, external firmness and total soluble solids and it also showed the lowest respiration rate. Application of 100% organic fertilizer showed the highest ascorbic acid content. Application of 50% organic (50% FYM + 50% Vermi compost) with 50% inorganic fertilizer showed the highest lycopene content and lowest weight loss percentage.

Key words: Tomato, Vermi compost, Chemical fertilizers, Quality, Respiration rate.

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Cite this article: Muthukumar, M., Jeyakumar, P., Sritharan, N., Somasundaram, E., Ganesan, K., Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Postharvest Physiological Characters of Tomato, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(3): 454-460 (2019). doi: