Aruna Priyanka P, BN Hazarika, L Wangchu, AS Mailappa, Pranabjyoti Sarma and Amit Kumar Singh
The experiment was conducted to assess the effect of Phosphorus Solubilising Bacteria (PSB) and Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizae (VAM) with graded levels of Phosphorus on growth and yield of Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.). The design of experiment was three Factorial Randomized Block Design with 12 treatments and replicated thrice. Experimental results showed significant increase in growth parameters of litchi trees viz., increase in plant height (8.43 cm), increase in canopy spread (E-W) (17.41 cm) and yield parameters viz., fruit weight (22.74 g), aril weight (14.16 g), maximum juice content (10.26 ml), fruit yield (20.38 kg/tree) were recorded the highest with the application of 600g P + 100g of PSB + 100g of VAM/ tree. Treatment applied with 400g of P + 100g of PSB + 100g of VAM (T8) showed significant increase in stem girth (6.73 cm), took minimum days from flowering to harvesting of fruits (76.92) and gave maximum peel weight (4.46 g).
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