International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 1534-1538

Optimization of NPK Fertilizers for Higher Yield and Quality of Strawberry (Gragaria x Ananassa Duch.) Fruits
Jayant Kumar Maurya, Jagendra Pratap Singh, Saurabh Tomar* and Rajeev Kumar
Department of Horticulture, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology Kanpur 208002 (U.P.) India
*Corresponding author

A pot experiment on strawberry cv. ‘Chandlar’ conducted in a horticulture garden at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh during winter season of 2014-15. The treatments consisted 8 levels of NPK fertilizers viz., F0- control, F1 – N50P30K30, F2 – N100P60K60, F3 – N150P80K80, F4 – N200P100K100, F5 – N250P120K120, F6 – N300P140K140 and F7 – N350P160K160 kg/ha. Cutting produced through runners were transplanted on 21.11.2014 in pots which continued till end of March, 2015. The results revealed that NPK dose of 250 Kg N + 120 Kg P2O5 + 120 Kg K2O/ha was proved to be the optimum with highest values of flower/plant (18.66), fruits/plant (13.93), fruit length (4.02cm), fruit diameter (2.92 cm), fruit weight (15.00 gm), fruit yield per plant (208.88 gm) and quality parameter viz., TSS (10.41 %), total sugar (5.93 %) and vitamin ‘C’ (54.20 mg/g) against their lowest values of 7.13 fruits/plant, 2.71 cm fruit length, 2.05 cm fruit diameter, 10g fruit weight, 71.25 g/plant fruit yield, 7.03 % TSS, 4.86 % total sugar and 49.75 mg/g vitamin ‘C’ recorded in the control treatment of no NPK fertilizers. Fruit acidity was estimated lowest of 0.70 % with N250P120K120 kg/ha against highest of 0.85 % without NPK application. Thus, N250P120K120 kg/ha NPK level was proved optimum for higher yield and quality of strawberry fruits in central Uttar Pradesh condition.

Keywords: Strawberry, NPK fertilizers, Fruiting, Fruit yield, Fruit quality.

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Jayant Kumar Maurya, Jagendra Pratap Singh, Saurabh Tomar and Rajeev Kumar. 2017. Optimization of NPK Fertilizers for Higher Yield and Quality of Strawberry (Gragaria x Ananassa Duch.) FruitsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 1534-1538. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.