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Cumulative effect of zinc and gibberellic acid on yield and quality of tomato

Md. Saidur Rahman, Md. Junaid Saki, Md. Tofail Hosain, Sonia Rashid

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Int. J. Biosci.14(3), 335-345, March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.3.335-345


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The study was aim to find out the effect of different levels of zinc and GA3 on yield attributes and quality of tomato. The experiment included three levels of Zinc i.e. Foliar application of Zinc Z0= control, Z1 = 0.5 kg ha-1­, Z2= 1 kg ha-1 and four levels of Gibberellic acid (GA3) i.e. G0 = control, G1= 50 ppm GA3, G2 = 75 ppm GA3, G3= 100 ppm GA3 respectively, was outlined in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. The results indicated that Zinc and GA3 influenced significantly on all observed parameters.  In case of combined effect, Z1G2 (Z1 @ 0.5 kg ha-1­ + G2 @ 75 ppm) gave the highest flower clusters plant-1­ (14.67), flowers cluster-1 (13.00)­, fruit cluster-1 (11.00)­, fruit plant-1(83.33)­, fruit weight plant-1­ (3.027 kg), fruit weight plot-1­ (33.31 kg), fruit yield (92.54 t ha-1­), TSS (8.00%), β-Carotene (0.3967 mg per 100g), vitamin-C (114.1 mg per 100g). So, it can be concluded that Z1G2 (Z1 @ 0.5 kg ha-1­ + G2 @ 75 ppm) is the best for yield and quality of tomato and can be tested further under different field conditions.


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Cumulative effect of zinc and gibberellic acid on yield and quality of tomato

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