BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Homobrassinolide, the best treatment to keep postharvest quality in muskmelon

Homobrassinolide, the best treatment to keep postharvest quality in muskmelon

S Vamshi Krishna et al., The Pharma Innovation Journal

An experiment was conducted at Horticultural Research Station, Anantharajupeta, to know effect of biostimulants on postharvest yield of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) cultivars.

Four cultivars along with six biostimulants were assessed for their shelf life (days). Among the cultivars Punjab Suneheri recorded highest shelf life.

The treatments were T1: Salicylic acid @ 200 ppm, T2: Humic acid @ 900 ppm, T3: Homobrassinolide @ 3ml/lit, T4: Sodium nitrophenolate @ 0.3%, T5: Seaweed extract @ 3ml/lit and T6: Control.

Highest shelf life was recorded in the treatment with homobrassinolide @ 3 ml/lit (T3).

Interaction amongst the treatment combinations showed that highest shelf life was observed in the treatment combination C1 T3 (Homobrassinolide @ 3 ml/lit on Punjab Suneheri).


(*) 28-Homobrassinolide is a natural product, an hormone, found in Cryptomeria japonica, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/28-Homobrassinolide

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Effect of biostimulants on postharvest life of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) cultivars
S Vamshi Krishna, D Sreedhar, Syed Sadarunnisa, M Raja Naik and Y Sharath Kumar Reddy
The Pharma Innovation Journal 2022; 11(9): 966-967
https://www.thepharmajournal.com/archives/2022/vol11issue9/PartK/11-8-352-680.pdf

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Muskmelon – Benefits, Nutrition Facts, and Ways to Consume
https://www.healthifyme.com/blog/muskmelon/