Faheema, S. et al., Annals of Biology 2017 Vol.33
An experiment was conducted during kharif seasons (*) of 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 at Experimental Farm of Division of Vegetable Science, SKUAST Kashmir to explore the effect of calcium treatments on growth, yield and post-harvest traits of potato variety Shalimar Potato-1.
Results revealed that the maximum tuber yield (38.12 t/ha) was recorded with the highest application of Ca at the planting time viz., 120 kg Ca/ha (T6), followed by T4 viz., application of 80 kg Ca/ha at the time of planting (36.24 t/ha).
Tuber weight loss per 5 kg sample of each treatment was recorded at 30, 60 and 90 days. Maximum tuber weight loss (6.85%) was recorded with treatment T1 i. e. No application of Ca, while as minimum tuber weight loss at 90 days after storage (4.05%) was also recorded in treatment T6.
Maximum number of sprouted tubers (6) and minimum weight of sprouted tubers (0.32 kg) at 90 days after storage were recorded with treatment T1 viz., No application of Ca, and minimum number of sprouted tubers (3) and minimum weight of sprouted tubers (0.11 kg) at 90 days after storage were recorded with treatment T6 viz., application of 120 kg Ca/ha at planting.
Studies on effect of calcium on improving yield and post-harvest qualities of potato variety Shalimar Potato-1
Faheema, S.; Bhat, F. N.; Khan, S. H.; Shah, M. D.; Chishti, J. I.; Ambreen Nabi; Mufti, S.; Afroza, B.
Division of Vegetable Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology-Kashmir, Shalimar, Sirinagar - 191 121 (J. & K), India
Annals of Biology 2017 Vol.33 No.1 pp.120-122 ref.9
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The agricultural crop year in India is from July to June. The Indian cropping season is classified into two main seasons-(i) Kharif and (ii) Rabi based on the monsoon. The Kharif cropping season is from July –October during the south-west monsoon and the Rabi cropping season is from October-March (winter). The crops grown between March and June are summer crops. Pakistan and Bangladesh are two other countries that are using the term ‘kharif’ and ‘rabi’ to describe about their cropping patterns. The terms ‘kharif’ and ‘rabi’ originate from Arabic language where Kharif means autumn and Rabi means spring (from Arthapedia).