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In studies on the effect of different levels of nitrogen nutrition on fruit quality and storage behaviour of pineapple, it was found that at harvest, the maximum reducing sugars, brix to acid ratio and sugar to acid ratio were registered at lowest level of nitrogen at 8g/plant As the level of nitrogen was increased to 12g/plant, total sugars increased, but there wa...

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1993
Kerala Agricultural University

A field experiment was designed to assess the effect of K on available nutrient status of the soil and uptake of nutrients by plants at different irrigation levels. The available nutrient contents of N, K and exchangeable Ca were found to be increased by the application of K while available P and exchangeable Mg content remained unaffected. Available P was more ...

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1997
Department of Soil science and Agricultural chemistry, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

An investigation was taken up to assess the lime requirement in terms of exchangeable aluminium, to correlate pH and lime requirement values with exchangeable aluminium content of the soil and to study the effect of liming on crop performance with special reference of exchangeable aluminium content of the soil. The study was carried out at College of Ho...

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1995
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara

Taxonomy and fertility investigation of the soils of Banana Research Station, Kannara, was the main intension of the present investigation. Representative surface soil samples were collected from each block of this research station, namely A, B, C, D, E and F for investigating the fertility status of soil. Profiles considered for the study were P1 and P2 in A block...

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1987
Kerala Agricultural University

A pot culture experiment was conducted to study the residual effect of liming under continuous cropping to rice for 4 seasons with four different soils on soil characters. Soil reacidification rate was found to increase with the increasing levels of lime showing thereby that high rate of liming could cause reacidification problems defeating the very purpose of ...

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