Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Singh, D B; Suryanaryana, M A

Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair 744101, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.

Key words: bananas, cultural methods, nitrogen fertilizers, crop yield, pseudostems, growth, plant development, fruit crops, fruits, small fruits

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 1999, volume 1, issue 2, pages 122-124.

Abstract: The effect of N (50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 g/plant), applied all at once or in split doses (2-4 splits), on growth and yield of banana cv. Dwarf Cavendish was investigated during 1994-97 at Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The best growth (height, girth of pseudostem and number of leaves) and bunch yield were observed following application of 200 g N/plant in 4 split doses (2, 4, 6 and 8 months after planting). Increasing N rate from 200 to 250 g/plant delayed flowering/fruiting and was not effective at further increasing bunch size.

Journal of Applied Horticulture