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  • Effect of soil amendments on growth characteristics of apple (Malus × domestica) cv. Starking Delicious.

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    Author(s) : Verma, J. K.Sharma, S. K.Pramanick, K. K.Shukla, A. K.Asha Sharma

    Author Affiliation : Department of Botany, MDU, Rohtak - 124 001 (Haryana), India.

    Author Email : jatin_k_verma@yahoo.com

    Journal article : International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 2015 Vol.33 No.2 (Part II) pp.1053-1057 ref.12

    Abstract : In apple there is declining trend in productivity and plant health. The old apple orchards planted in the 1970-'80s need rejuvenation and replacement because ageing has severely affected the productivity of apple trees. To accomplish the requirement of apple saplings for replacement of old orchards, orchardist can meet their planting materials requirements by growing their own apple nursery as per need. The soil amendments of apple nursery fields help in the production of healthy and vigorous planting materials with residual effects also. Residual effect of the various soil amendments studied during the year 2010-11 was evident even one year (2012-13) after the application of the amendments. Maximum shoot length (38.94 cm) trunk girth (5.66 mm), root length (33.33 cm) and root volume (33.33 cc) were observed in treatment T6 (application of bio control agent Trichoderma viride, soil amendments by Vitex/garlic leaves, soil heating and Bavistein @ 0.1%) as compared to the control treatment (T10) viz. 20.69 cm, 3.63 mm, 13.67 cm and 23.33 cc respectively.

    ISSN : 0254-8755

    URL : http://serialsjournals.com/archives.p...

    Record Number : 20153336381

    Publisher : Serials Publications

    Location of publication : New Delhi

    Country of publication : India

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Actinomycetales, Allium sativum, Malus, Malus domestica, Trichoderma viride

    Descriptor(s) : apples, benzimidazole, biological control agents, crop yield, electrical conductivity, farmyard manure, garlic, growth, leaves, natural enemies, nitrogen, organic carbon, phosphorus, potassium, roots, shoots, soil flora, soil heating, soil pH, soil water, trunks

    Identifier(s) : bacterium, biocontrol agents, biological control organisms, fungus, FYM, soil moisture, soil warming

    Broader term(s) : Actinobacteridae, Actinobacteria, Bacteria, prokaryotes, Allium, Amaryllidaceae, Asparagales, monocotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Rosaceae, Rosales, eudicots, Malus, Trichoderma, Hypocreaceae, Hypocreales, Sordariomycetes, Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota, fungi