International Journal of Horticulture and Food Science
2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A
Standardization of EF polymer as potting media for roof top cultivation of ridge gourd
Chetan Bai Meena, Shalini Pilania, Rajat Singh, Monu Kumari and Piyush Chandel
The present study reports that EF polymer in potting media for rooftop cultivation of ridge gourds bestows myriads effect on growth, yield and quality in ridge gourd plants. Here in media of sand + vermicompost + EF polymer + cocopeat + vermiculite and perlite (3: 2.5: 2: 2: 0.5) had significant effect on vine length (426.5cm), number of branches per vine (14.66), early flowering (35.6 days), early picking (95 days), duration of flowering (155.67days), maximum fruit length (22.3cm), fruit diameter (4.2cm) and fruit yield (680.66gm). Similarly, it influences quality parameters such as TSS (4.2°Brix), total sugar (9.15mg/100g), protein content (1.39 mg/100g), vitamin C (4.34mg/100g), reducing sugar (6.58mg/100g), available of nitrogen (0.86%), phosphorus (0.704%) and potassium (1.87%) in leaf as compare to control. Moreover, EF polymer in potting media act as bio stimulant to stimulate the nitrogen content and influence photosynthetic efficiency in ridge gourd.
Chetan Bai Meena, Shalini Pilania, Rajat Singh, Monu Kumari, Piyush Chandel. Standardization of EF polymer as potting media for roof top cultivation of ridge gourd. Int J Hortic Food Sci 2023;5(1):01-04. DOI: 10.33545/26631067.2023.v5.i1a.128