Agricultural Benefits of Postharvest Banana Plants

Potash-rich Banana Plant Pseudo-stem Juice: Application in Brinjal (Eggplant) Cultivation

Author(s): Dibakar Chandra Deka and Satya Ranjan Neog

Pp: 95-105 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811801631121010008

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The use of potash-rich banana plant pseudo-stem juice in the cultivation of brinjal (eggplant) has been discussed. The yield of brinjal (aubergine) from the soil treated with banana plant pseudo-stem juice is significantly higher as compared to that from the soil treated with muriate of potash. Juice treated soil shows a higher number of brinjals per plant, higher average per capita weight as well as higher yield per unit of land as compared to potash treated soil.The overall yield from juice treated soil is 34% more as compared to that from potash treated soil; nearly 200% more than that from soil not treated with potash. Thus, the banana plant pseudo-stem juice is a better replacement for potash fertilizer. Colour pictures are reported.

Keywords: Aubergine cultivation, Eggplant crop, Organic potash, Potash for brinjal cultivation, Use of banana plant juice, Use of banana plant pseudo-stem.

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