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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2000  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 1375 - 1376

Effect of Time of Fertilizer Application on the Productivity of Kinnow (Citrus reticulata Blanko)

M. Raza Salik, Faqir Muhammad and M. Amin Shakir    

Abstract: Present studies were conducted to evaluate the effect of fertilizer application at different times of the year on the productivity of kinnow. 40 kg rottened farm yard manure, 1 kg urea, 4 kg single supper phosphate and 1 kg sulphate of potash per plant was applied at three different times i.e., in January, April and July. Application in January improved the number of fruits, fruit size, weight of fruit and juice contents during 1997-98. TSS and juice percentage was not affected by any treatment. The same trend for effect of fertilizers was also observed during 1998-99 with a difference only that juice percentage was also affected with fertilizer treatment and increased when the fertilizer was applied in January. When the fertilizers were applied in April or July, no improvement was noted and the results were similar to or worse than control.

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