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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 336-344
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.043


Effect of Plant Growth Regulators on Tree Growth and Yield of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. Kandhari
Chahat Thakur* and C.L. Sharma
Department of Fruit Science, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P) 173230, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) belongs to the family Punicaceae and it is one of the favourite table fruits in the world, due to its refreshing juice with nutritional and medicinal properties. It is obvious that changes in the level of endogenous hormones due to biotic and abiotic stress alter the crop growth and any sort of manipulation including exogenous application of growth substances would help for yield improvement. So, an investigation was carried out in the Pomegranate Block of Model farm of Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P), India during the year 2016 and 2017. The pomegranate trees cv. Kandhari under investigation were subjected to foliar spray of plant growth regulators viz. NAA, GA3, 6-BA, their combination and control at different concentrations. The study was conducted to determine the effect of plant growth regulators on tree growth and yield. On the basis of results obtained in the present investigation it is concluded that plant growth regulators and nutrients application revealed that NAA 30ppm (May) followed by GA3 75ppm (June) and 6-BA (May) was proved to be most effective as it improved the growth and increased yield of pomegranate. While from economic point of view also NAA was superior to GA3 and 6-BA because of its higher net returns and lower cost when compared with other two growth regulators.


Keywords: Pomegranate, PGRs, Growth, Yield
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Chahat Thakur and Sharma, C.L. 2020. Effect of Plant Growth Regulators on Tree Growth and Yield of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. KandhariInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 336-344. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.043