Scientific Journal of Crop Science

Scientific Journal of Crop Science

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  • LCC Subject Category: Agricultural Science, Genetics, Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences
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This journal has '64' articles

Cystic hydatidosis in Ethiopia: a review

Cystic hydatidosis in Ethiopia: a review

Authors: S. A. Kassa| Haramaya University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ethiopia
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Cystic echinococcosis is a cestode infection caused by the larval stage of Echinocococcus granulosus. It is an important zonoses, as humans get infected by ingesting eggs passed in the feces of dogs, and important cause of economic loss mainly due to organ condemnation and reducing the quality of meat, milk, and wool production. Hydatidosis is prevalent in cattle and small ruminant population of Ethiopia in a range of 3.1% to 72.44%. The prevalence rate reaches up to 30.8% in camels and 25% in dogs. Very few retrospective and case reports of cystic human hydatidosis also indicated the relevance of the disease in the human population of the country. Besides to the scarcity of reports the slow growing nature of disease development may result in underestimation of the situation. Economic losses in a range of 3201 to 1,167,512 USD have been reported in the country. Diagnosis of the larvae in the intermediate hosts, especially in humans, is mainly by imaging and immunology techniques. During post mortem examination the cyst can be diagnosed during meat inspection procedures in lungs, liver, heart, spleen, kidneys, muscle bones and other tissues of intermediate hosts. In the definitive host diagnosis can be by demonstration of the parasite from there faces or the small intestine or the detection of specific coproantigens or coproDNA. The role of holistic and systematic interventions approaches involving the public, veterinarians and public health professional for the action to be simultaneous and effectual along with prevalence of hydatidosis are highlighted in the present review.

Keywords: Coproantigens, Cystic echinococcosis, Imaging, Immunology, Zonoses, Prevalence
Physical properties of virus causing cotton mosaic disease

Physical properties of virus causing cotton mosaic disease

Authors: G.P. Jagtap*| Department of Plant Pathology College of Agriculture, Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani – 431 402 (MS), T.H. Jadhav| Department of...
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The physical properties were found to be thermal inactivation point (TIP) 55–600C, dilution end point (DEP) 10-2 -10-3, dilutions and longevity in vitro (LIV) 5 hrs. In ELISA test it was found that the virus showing positive test only with anti serum of TSV of cowpea and cotton but negative reaction with PBNV of cowpea and cotton which clearly denied possibility of presence of PBNV in cotton producing these kinds of symptoms. ELISA report clearly showed that TSV antiserum of cowpea was showing positive results with clear chlorotic types of symptoms.

Keywords: Gossypium spp, Tobacco streak virus, Physical properties, ELISA
Occurrence, distribution and survey of Tobacco streak virus (TSV) of cotton

Occurrence, distribution and survey of Tobacco streak virus (TSV) of cotton

Authors: G.P. Jagtap*| Department of Plant Pathology College of Agriculture, Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani – 431 402 (MS), T.H. Jadhav| Department of...
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Occurrence and distribution of cotton mosaic disease of cotton survey was conducted in September and December in Beed, Parbhani, Nanded, and Hingoli districts of marathwada region. It is revealed that the disease was found to occur in early flower developoement stage of plant, later at maturity and boll development stage. The symptoms disappear slowly and in December the incidence is difficult to detect. The incidence was found to be 10 to 19 per cent in the month of September but in December it was about 0 to 2 per cent only. The varieties of Bt cotton specially Tulsi showed higher incidence of cotton mosaic disease. The disease was identified as cotton mosaic disease and the virus causing disease was tobacco streak virus (TSV) a member of ilar virus group. This is the first report of TSV causing cotton mosaic disease in field condition from Marathwada region.

Keywords: Gossypium spp, Occurance, Distribution, Survey, Tobacco strek virus
Seroprevalence of infectious bursal disease in backyard chickens of North West Ethiopia

Seroprevalence of infectious bursal disease in backyard chickens of North West Ethiopia

Authors: S.A. Kassa*| College of Veterinary Medicine, Haramaya University, P.O.Box 138, Dredawa, Ethiopia, W. Molla| Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University...
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A cross sectional study was conducted in North Gondar and West Gojjam Administrative Zones from November 2009 to June 2010 to determine the seroprevalence of infectious bursal disease by using I-ELISA (Indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assay) test.

Keywords: Back yard, Indirect ELISA, Infectious bursal disease, North Gondar, Seroprevalence, West Gojjam
Prevalence study of poultry coccidosis in small and large scale farms in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia

Prevalence study of poultry coccidosis in small and large scale farms in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia

Authors: T. Alemayehu| Mekelle University College of Veterinary Medicine, A. Tekeselassie| University of Gondar Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, S.A. Kassa*| Ha...
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We conducted a cross sectional study from October 2009 to March 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the objective of identifying prevalence of poultry coccidiosis in small and large scale production systems. A total of 384 fecal samples from female Rod Island Red chickens were taken and a flotation technique was employed to harvest coccidian oocysts. The result revealed that 89 (23.1%) are positive for coccidia oocysts. Unlike Yeka and Akaki kality sub cities, Kolfe sub city showed significantly higher (P<0.05) prevalence of coccidiosis in both small and large scale production systems (χ2 = 45.887 and 62.28) respectively. Moreover, result of coccidiosis by age group indicated that significantly higher (P<0.05) prevalance of coccidiosis (χ2 = 9.255) was registered in chicken above 8 weeks of age in large scale production system (LSP). However, significant variation was not noticed by age group in small scale production system (SSPS). Significant variation in terms of clinical coccidiosis were not observed (p>0.05) between age groups in both SSPS and LSPS. Variation in management system and objective of the farms might be accounted for the observed variation in the prevalance’s mentioned above.

Keywords: Addis Ababa, Coccidiosis, Poultry, Large scale production system, Prevalence, Small scale production system
Identification of Ixodide ticks of cattle in and around Hararamaya district, Eastern Ethiopia

Identification of Ixodide ticks of cattle in and around Hararamaya district, Eastern Ethiopia

Authors: S.A. Kassa*| Haramaya University College of Veterinary MedicineP.O.Box 21 Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, A. Yalew| Haramaya University College of Veterinary Med...
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We conducted a survey to determine the prevalence of Ixodide ticks, their predilection sites and relation to breed, sex, and age group of animals. A total of 560 animals were examined of which 186 (33.21%) found infested with one or more ticks. Among the total 1446 ticks collected three generas; Amblyomma, Boophilus, and Rhipicephalus, and five species identified. The relative prevalence of each species was Amblyomma variegatum (38.87%), Amblyomma coherence (8.30%), Boophilus decoloratus (31.54%), Rhipicephalus pulchellus (6.64%), and Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi (14.66%). A.variegatum and A. coherence shows higher preference to axial, scrotum/ udder, and groin & belly. B. decoloratus species were found prominently on the back & neck. R. evertsi evertsi and R. pulchelus showed high preference to the under tail and peri-anal &vulva regions of the body. The male to female sex ratio of the collected ticks was found 1.96:1, showing higher proportion of male than their counter parts. The prevalence of tick infestation was found significantly higher (P<0.05) in local breed cattle (58.18%) than cross breed ones (10.55%), whereas no statistically significant association was observed among age groups, between sex groups and different localities (P>0.05).

Keywords: Haramaya, Cattle, Infestation, Ixodide ticks
Effects of different cropping pattern on performance of maize-soybean mixture in Makurdi, Nigeria

Effects of different cropping pattern on performance of maize-soybean mixture in Makurdi, Nigeria

Authors: M.O. Ijoyah*| Department of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, P.M.B 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria., F.T. Fanen| Department of Crop Production Techn...
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Field experiments were conducted from July to November during the 2009 and 2010 cropping seasons, at the Research Farm, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria, to evaluate the effects of different cropping pattern on performance of maize-soybean mixture and to assess the advantage of the intercropping system. The treatments consisted of four cropping patterns, which consisted of alternating one stand of maize with one stand of soybean (1sM:1sS); one stand of maize alternated with two stands of soybean (1sM:2sS); one row of maize alternated with one row of soybean (1rM:1rS); and one row of maize alternated with two rows of soybean (1rM:2rS), while the sole crops of maize and soybean constituted the fifth and sixth treatments, which also serve as controls. The six treatments were replicated four times in a randomized complete block design. The results obtained showed that alternating 1sM:1sS gave the greatest intercrop yields of maize and soybean and highest land equivalent ratio (LER) values of 1.87 and 1.86 respectively, in years 2009 and 2010, indicating that the greatest productivity per unit area was achieved by growing the two crops together alternating 1sM:1sS, than by growing them separately. With these LER values, 46.5 % and 46.2 % of land were respectively saved in 2009 and 2010, which could be used for other agricultural purposes. This study showed that in a maize-soybean intercropping system, the appropriate cropping pattern would be alternating 1sM:1sS. This should therefore be recommended for Makurdi location, Nigeria.

Keywords: Intercropping, Cropping pattern, Maize, Soybean, Nigeria
Review of intercropping research: Studies on cereal-vegetable based cropping system

Review of intercropping research: Studies on cereal-vegetable based cropping system

Authors: M.O. Ijoyah| Department of Crop Production, University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria.
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Intercropping which is closely associated with peasant agriculture is a practice that involves the growth of two or more crops in proximity, in the same field during a growing season to promote interactions between them. Reasons for this practice include insurance against total crop failure, yield increment, weed control and high monetary returns. Studies on crop mixture have recently focused on cereal-vegetable intercropping system, such as maize-okra, maize-tomato, maize-leafy green, maize-egusi melon, maize-cauliflower amongst others. This paper, which is a compilation of reviewed reports, generally examined the areas of consideration in intercropping, it discussed the benefits obtained and broadly assessed the yield advantages derived from intercropping, with particular reference to cereal-vegetable based cropping system. The compilation of the reviewed reports, therefore serves as useful information base for other agricultural scientists with interest in the area of intercropping research, with particular focus on cereal-vegetable mixture.

Keywords: Intercropping, Cereals, Vegetables, Cropping system
Comparing genetic diversity and population structure of common beans grown in Kyrgyzstan using microsatellites

Comparing genetic diversity and population structure of common beans grown in Kyrgyzstan using microsatellites

Authors: S. Hegay*| Department of Agronomy, Kyrgyz National Agrarian University, Kyrgyzstan., M. Geleta| Department of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Swedis...
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Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is an important export crop in Kyrgyzstan. The aim of this study was to assess the extent of genetic diversity, determine the population structure, and relate to the main gene pools grown in Kyrgyzstan. Twenty-eight common bean accessions (including five Kyrgyz cultivars, and main references from the Mesoamerica and South America) were evaluated with microsatellites. Nine polymorphic microsatellites were used to estimate genetic diversity and heterozygosity. The number of alleles per microsatellite locus ranged from 2 to 4 and there were a total of 24 alleles. The observed heterozygosity of each accession over all loci ranged from 0 to 1.11 (with an average of 0.05), while the expected average heterozygosity was 0.08, which could reflect the self-pollinating breeding behavior of common beans. The analysis of molecular variance further revealed that 94.71% of the total variation was accounted by differences among accessions (Fst =0.947; p<0.001). Cluster analysis grouped accessions in two gene pools: 16 belong to the Andean and 12 to the Mesoamerican gene pool. The microsatellites separated accessions in Mesoamerican gene pool from Durango and Jalisco races, which were grouped together. We also observed that the most divergent accessions were the Kyrgyz cultivars, which may be related to the Mesoamerican races. Andean accessions were less diverse than Mesoamerican accessions in this study. This research confirms the ability of microsatellites to differentiate common bean accessions, even using a small sample size, and to be able to assign modern cultivars to their gene pools or races.

Keywords: Common bean, Genetic diversity, Simple sequence repeats, Structure, Phaseolus vulgaris
Effect of pulse irrigation scheduling with hybrid station controller on fruit yield and quality of nagpur mandarin (citrus reticulate blanco)

Effect of pulse irrigation scheduling with hybrid station controller on fruit yield and quality of nagpur mandarin (citrus reticulate blanco)

Authors: P.S. Shirgure| National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur (M. S.), India.
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The hybrid station controller based automatic pulse irrigation scheduling field experiment was conducted on 10-12 years old bearing Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) at National Research Center for Citrus, Nagpur during 2008-2011. The objective was to study the automatic daily irrigation scheduling as well as alternate day based on time schedule and potential evapo-transpiration through the drip irrigation. The treatments were consisted of Automatic daily irrigation daily with 60 minute interval three times (I1); Automatic irrigation daily with 90 minute interval two times (I2); Automatic irrigation at alternate day with 120 minute three times (I3); and Automatic irrigation at alternate day with 180 minute two times (I4) with six replications in Randomized Block Design. The automatic hybrid station controller E-6 (Rain Bird, USA) was used for micro-irrigation schedule setting the time for each treatment based on the water need of the plant and average open pan evaporation. The various scheduling treatment timings were programmed in A, B and C programs of the hybrid station controller. The sustainable production of Nagpur mandarin is possible with drip irrigation using automatic scheduling daily or on alternate days. The water use in October varied from 65.0-72.4 liters/day/plant and during May-June it was 133.0 - 147.7 liters/day/plant. Drip irrigation was scheduled to maintain automatically the soil moisture status above 25% (wet basis) during fruit growing period. The leaf nutrient status was high with automatic alternate day drip irrigation schedule. The canopy temperature was positively influenced with automatic drip irrigation schedules. The Nagpur mandarin fruit yield was highest (30.91 tones/ha) with irrigation on alternate day 120 minutes three times, followed by irrigation scheduled with 90 minutes interval two times daily (30.11 tones/ha). Fruit weight (154.7 g), TSS (10.22 0Brix) and juice percent (40.77%) was found with automatic irrigation at alternate day with 120 minute three times. The automatic drip irrigation scheduling can be better substitute for manual drip irrigation operation and enhancing the water use efficiency.

Keywords: Automatic pulse irrigation scheduling, Citrus, Drip irrigation, Micro-irrigation, Nagpur mandarin, Hybrid station controller
Molecular detection of Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus associated with Citrus greening (Huanglongbing) of mandarin by DNA template preparation

Molecular detection of Candidatus liberibacter asiaticus associated with Citrus greening (Huanglongbing) of mandarin by DNA template preparation

Authors: G.P. Jagtap*| Department of Plant Pathology, M.K.V., Parbhani, Maharashtra, India., M.V. Mahajan| Department of Plant Pathology, M.K.V., Parbhani, Mah...
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The polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) diagnosis is more reliable and sensitive diagnostic tool for detecting greening bacterium than other conventional approaches like Electron microscopy, DNA-DNA hybridization and immunofluorescence (IF) for detection of citrus greening. During experiments, it was observed that sodium sulphite method of DNA isolation provided higher yield and better quality DNA than other methods. Primer C (450 bp) was more efficient in amplifying the DNA of greening bacterium even at a very low concentration of 0.1 pg. To confirm the reliability of PCR, the greening bacterium was also detected in graft-inoculated plants, which showed typical greening bacterium was also detected in graft-inoculated plants, which showed typical greening symptoms. Results showed amplification of 450 bp in PCR suggesting sampling in March is more suitable for PCR detection of greening bacterium.

Keywords: PCR, HLB, Citrus
Nutritional assessment of barley, talbina and their germinated products

Nutritional assessment of barley, talbina and their germinated products

Authors: M.K.E.S. Youssef| Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture of Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt., F.A.E.K. El-Fishawy| Departm...
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Talbina is a food product with high potential applications as a functional food. Talbina was prepared from two barley varieties namely: Giza126 and Giza130 by adding whole barley flour to water (1:10 w/v) and (1:5 w/v) for germinated barley then heating at 80° C for 5 minutes with continuous stirring until reaching a porridge like texture. The present investigation was carried out in an attempt to clearly the nutritional assessment of talbina as a functional food. The study included the determination of gross chemical composition, caloric value, mineral composition, vitamins composition and the amino acids composition. Meanwhile, computation of the chemical scores (CS) and A/E ratios were carried out for raw, germinated barley, talbina, germinated talbina and commercial talbina. The data revealed that protein content of the all raw studied and processing treatments ranged from 8.75-18.34g/100g on dry weight basis. Besides, the all treatments recorded rather slight decrease in crude fat content. Likewise, ash and carbohydrates ranged between 2.29-2.86 and 73.40-82.66%, respectively. Whereas crude fiber had an increase after treatments and it ranged from 3.83-4.37%. On the other hand by making talbina iron, manganese, copper and zinc increased especially zinc, which recorded higher value than that recommended daily. Furthermore, germinated talbina130 recorded the highest amounts of vitamins B2, Nicotinic acid, B6 and folic acid. Moreover, the present study indicated that phenylalanine was the highest essential amino acid, followed by leucine.

Keywords: Barley, Talbina, Germination, Minerals, Vitamins, Amino acids
Evaluation of physicochemical properties of Jatropha curcas seeds from four different agro-climatic areas of Ghana

Evaluation of physicochemical properties of Jatropha curcas seeds from four different agro-climatic areas of Ghana

Authors: S.K. Chikpah*| Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana., B. Demuyakor| Department of Bi...
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Jatropha curcas is a drought resistant multipurpose small shrub/tree with significant economic importance because of its several potential agricultural, industrial and medicinal uses. The study was conducted to provide quantitative data on the physical and chemical properties of seeds and kernels of Jatropha curcas grown locally in four different agro-climatic areas of Ghana (1. Nyankpala, Northern Region, 2. Dambai, Volta Region, 3. WA, Upper West Region, 4. Techiman, Brong Ahafo Region), that differ in agro-climatic conditions. The average seed weight was between 0.65 – 0.73 g and average kernel and shell weights ranged between (0.41- 0.45 g) and (0.24 – 0.28 g) respectively. The kernel forms larger proportion of the seed and the percentage kernel weight of whole seed was highest in seeds obtained from Nyankpala, sample 1 (62.74 %) and lower in seeds from WA, sample 3 (61.19 %). The seeds have dry matter content of (93.13 – 94.18 %), crude protein (18.21 -19.97 %), lipid (36.52-38.64 %), carbohydrate (14.70 – 16.64 %), crude fibre (14.14 – 19.04 %) and total ash (5.03 – 5.71 %). The kernels of Jatropha samples were very rich in lipid (55.51 – 56.83 %) that did not vary significantly (p > 0.05) among the four samples. The kernels also contained high crude protein that varied between (23.08 – 25.88 %). Crude fibre was low in the kernels (3.68 – 5.52 %). The seeds and kernels of Jatropha curcas samples also contained varying amounts of antinutrients such as crude phorbol ester, phytic acid and tannins. Crude phorbol ester concentrations in the seed samples are sample 1(5.35 mg/g), sample 2 (6.20 mg/g), sample 3(5.30 mg/g) and sample 4(6.82 mg/g). However, the concentration of crude phorbol ester in the kernels (1K, 2K, 3K, and 4K) ranged between (5.0 – 6.45 mg/g). The phytic acid content (% dry matter) in seeds and kernels were between the range (8.71 -10.15 %) and (7.88-9.50 %) respectively. Tannins content in the kernel was low (0.05 – 0.09 % tannic acid equivalent).

Keywords: Jatropha curcas, Antinutrients, Crude phorbol ester, Phytic acid, Tannins
Yield and fruit quality of Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) as influenced by evaporation based drip irrigation schedules

Yield and fruit quality of Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) as influenced by evaporation based drip irrigation schedules

Authors: P.S. Shirgure*| National Research Centre for Citrus (ICAR), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440 010.
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To identify the critical stages of irrigation water requirement of bearing Nagpur mandarin through drip irrigation system a field experiment was conducted on 7-9 years old bearing Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulata Blanco) based on evaporation replenishment (ER) irrigation scheduling during 2009-12. The plant growing period was divided into 6 stages, 2 months each, starting from January to December and the effect on water use, tree growth, fruit yield and quality was studied. The irrigation water quantity given per day per plant under different treatments in various months varied from 21.3-158.5 liters per plant, 17.5-153.4 liters per plant and 20.9-164.5 liters per plant in different months during 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. The highest quantity of water was applied under the irrigation scheduled at 80 % evaporation replenishment (ER) treatment and it varied from 46.8-164.5 liters per plant in 2009-12. The average mandarin plant height was 4.57-4.83 m, stock girth was 51.5-56.3 cm and canopy volume 62.4-71.2 m3. The only canopy volume was found significant among the various scheduling treatments. The fruit yield and quality was significantly affected under various evaporation replenishment (ER) based drip irrigation scheduling treatments. The highest fruit yield (17.25 and 21.48 tones per ha) higher TSS, juice percentage and lower acidity was observed under irrigation at 80 % ER in stages I-V and 30 % ER in stage VI during the study period. The highest TSS to acidity ratio (12.7 and 12.4) was found in the irrigation schedule with 80 % ER in stages I-V and 30 % ER in stage VI during 2010-12.

Keywords: Critical growth stages, Water requirement, Drip irrigation scheduling, Pan evaporation replenishment, Nagpur mandarin ( Citrus reticulata Blanco ), Yield
Plant growth, Leaf Nutrient status, fruit yield and quality of Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulate Blanco) as influenced by potassium (K) fertigation with four potash fertilizer sources

Plant growth, Leaf Nutrient status, fruit yield and quality of Nagpur mandarin (Citrus reticulate Blanco) as influenced by potassium (K) fertigation with four potash fertilizer sources

Authors: P.S. Shirgure*| National Research Centre for Citrus (ICAR), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440 010., A.K. Srivastava| National Research Centre for Citrus (ICAR),...
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To investigate the effect of different potassium (K) fertilizers applied through fertigation system during three different seasons on yield and quality behaviors of 14-16 years Nagpur mandarin an experiment was conducted at National Research Centre for Citrus, Nagpur during 2009-2012. The Nagpur mandarin plants requires potassium which, when applied in different amounts during the flower bud initiation to before fruit maturity can affect the yield and quality of fruit as well. The treatments in experiment consisted of; T1 - fertigation with potassium chloride [KCL], T2- fertigation with potassium nitrate [KNO3], T3- fertigation with potassium sulphate [K2SO4] and T4- fertigation with mono potassium phosphate [KH2PO4] @ 150 g K2O/plant. The recommended fertigation dose was 500:150:150 (N:P:K) and given through these treatments along with various fertilizers combination of urea of phosphate, urea, and P2O5 acid. Nitrogen elemnet was given from October to January month and N, P and K all were given from February to June month. Each fertigation treatment was given at 15 days interval and fruit yield and quality were measured at harvest. Results showed the highest response of the fruit yield (31.13 t/ha) with treatment mono potassium phosphate followed by in fertigation with potassium nitrate (29.4 t/ha). The total soluble solids was highest (10.49 0Brix) in K fertigation with mono potassium phosphate followed by fertigation with potassium sulphate (10.48 0Brix). Highest juice content (38.76 %) and low acidity (0.77 %) was found in K fertigation with mono potassium phosphate. The highest TSS to acidity ratio (sweetness indicator) was observed in Mono potassium Phosphate (13.6) followed by Potassium sulphate (13.1).

Keywords: Potassium fertigation, Potash fertilizers, Citrus, Nagpur mandarin, Yield, Fruit

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