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Effect of Foliar Application of Fertilizer and Growth Media on vigor of Strawberry


The International Journal of Biological Research (TIJOBR)

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M. Adnan Sadique1, M. Umer Farooq1, Asad Shehzaib2, Dawood Shaukat2, Shafiq Ahmad3, Ayaz Ahmad3

Riaz Ahmad1, Noman Ahmad Khan2, M. Nawaz Munir2

1Department of Horticulture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

2Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

3Department of Agronomy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

*Corresponding author’s email: adnansadique094@gmail.com
Submitted Accepted Published
Sep 02,2019 Nov 01,2019 Nov 04,2019

2019 / Vol: 2 / Issue: 3


Abstract


Strawberry (Fragaria ananasa), belongs to Rosaceae family, rich in vitamins and minerals. Its growth and development in pots mainly depends on physiochemical properties of the growing media. This research work was conducted to evaluate the effect of various media and NPK fertilizer application on growth of strawberry. The media used was soil, soil+peat moss and peat moss. Foliar application of NPK at weekly interval was done with 4ppm, 6ppm and 8ppm. The research was performed under CRD design with three replications. The results showed that strawberry plant performed better response towards peat moss with 6 and 8 ppm foliar application of NPK. Chlorophyll content was maximum (19.6) at 8ppm while, at vegetative stage it was (23.69) with 6ppm foliar application. Maximum Number of fruits were obtained in soil. Fruit weight leaf area and total soluble salts were recorded in peat moss with 8 and 6 ppm foliar application of NPK. So, plants grown in peat moss growing media showed significant increase in all parameters.


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