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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 358-364

Micro Nutrient to Enhance Yield in Banana Cultivation
K. Dhanalakshmi1, K. Chitra2* and K. Karthikeyani Vijayakumari3
1Department of Horticulture, KVK, Vamban,  India
2Department of Plant pathology, TRRI, Aduthurai, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
3Government Arts and Science College, Pudukkottai, India
*Corresponding author

Banana is a globally important fruit crop with the annual production of 97.5 million tons. India is in 2nd after China with the annual production of 16.91 million tons from 490.70 thousands hectares. Banana contributes 32% to the total fruit production of the country. Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat, Anthra Pradesh and Assam are the major state growing banana. Micronutrient disorders are most common in Tamilnadu. KVK, Vamban, Pudukkottai conducted Front Line Demonstration on Micro Nutrient mixture IIHR Banana special with the following objectives. To assess the knowledge level of farmers for the adoption of Banana special for markeable bunch, to assess the increased yield in Banana by adoption of Banana special, to assess constrains faced by farmers. Mix 50 grams of Banana special along with one lemon juice and 1 shampoo pocket in 10 liters of water are added and mix thoroughly before spraying. Drenching the solution of 250ml /plant after of 15 days of plantation in case of tissue culture plants. Start from 4 months of plantation once in 30 days continues up to 8 months as foliar application. Last two sprays done both on bunch and leaves 30 days and 60 days after bunch emergence. B:C ratio of 3.7 at demonstrated farmer’s field than the check plot 3.4. From the study it was revealed that price of fresh bunches fetches minimum price than the processed and value added products. Therefore, the farmers need to be encouraged to take up processing by themselves by giving them subsidy or loan for establishing the small scale processing units.

Keywords: Vamban, lemon juice, shampoo pocket, foliar application, Banana

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Dhanalakshmi, K., K. Chitra and Karthikeyani Vijayakumari, K. 2021. Micro Nutrient to Enhance Yield in Banana Cultivation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 358-364. doi:
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