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Effect of different doses of foliar fertilizer on yield and physiochemical characteristics of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) cultivars under the agro climatic condition of Peshawar

Anwar Ali, Ijaz Hussain, Humaira Gul, Shah Masoud, Ayub Khan, Fazli Wahab, Junaid Khan

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Int. J. Biosci.7(1), 58-65, July 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/7.1.58-65

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Abstract

To assess the effect different doses of foliar fertilizers on physic-chemical characteristics and yield of tomato was conducted at Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Tarnab Peshawar KPK, Pakistan during 2013. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) having three replications. Data on the following parameters were recorded i.e. Plant height (cm), average fruit weight (g), number of fruits plant-1, TSS, Ascorbic Acid and fruits yield (t/ha). Foliar application at the rate 1600ml/100L shows significant effect on plant height (101.60cm), Average fruits weight (88.17g), Ascorbic Acid (16.35mg/100g) TSS (4.73%) and yield (22.10 T.ha-1) when compare to all the other treatments. Cultivars of tomato had also shows significant effect to foliar fertilizers in which maximum Average fruits weight (80.77g), Ascorbic Acid (16.53mg/100g) and yield (23.31 t.ha-1) were recorded in Cv. Roma. Maximum Ascorbic Acid (17.14mg/100g), Average fruits weight (94.35g) and yield (25.14 t.ha-1) were observed in Cv. Roma treated with 1600ml/100L significantly influence on all treatments and cultivars under study as compared to control. Therefore, foliar application is an appropriate way to feed the tomato crop to enhance growth, physiochemical characteristics and yield. It is concluded that Cv. Roma and foliar fertilizer (Foliar Gold) at the rate of (1200 ml/100 L) is most effective for obtaining maximum quality and yield of tomatoes under the agro-climatic conditions of Peshawar.

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