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A review on impact of preharvest foliar sprays of macronutrients on yield and quality improvement of fruit crops

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Horticulture, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, India
  • 2Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, GBPUAT, Pantnagar - 263145, Uttarakhand, India
  • 3Dept. of Horticulture, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, College of Forestry Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
  • 4Dept. of Horticulture, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, College of Forestry Ranichauri, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 6, Issue (6), Pages 43-56, June,2 (2017)


The aim of this paper is to review the current knowledge on the responses of preharvest foliar sprays of macronutrients on yield and quality improvement of fruit crops. Foliar application of nutrients gives more effective and extravagant result to enhance the production, productivity and quality of fruits than soil application. The application nutrients on fruits has received a substantial attention in current years because of their role in enhancing the yield and producing high quality of fruits. The major nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and calcium can be uniformly applied either through foliar applications or fertigation and have major effect on fruit quality. Nutrition has play a very important role to reduce the physiological disorders like reduced respiration, delayed ripening and increasing fruit firmness, thereby enhancing the storage and shelf-life of fruits.


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