Zari Said1, Yasir Ali2*, Mehboob Alam1, Naveed Ahmad1 and Azmat Ali Awan3
1Department of Horticulture, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
2Department of Horticulture, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
3Pakistan Oilseed Development Board, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Yasir Ali, Department of Horticulture, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Received: June 20, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020
The present study was conducted to investigate the influence of foliar application of sulfur at various stages on yield and oil content of olive (Olea europaea L.) during the year 2018. The experiment was laid out in RCBD with two factors having split plot arrangement and treatments were replicated three times. Factor A was time of foliar application (pre-blooming, fruit set, after 20 days of fruit set) allotted to main plots and factor B foliar spray of Sulfur concentrations (0, 500, 1000, 1500 ppm) were allotted to sub plots. Results showed that maximum number of fruits panicle-1 (5.33), number of fruits plant-1 (5235.6), minimum fruit drop (55.11%), maximum fruit length (2.79 cm), fruit diameter (2.32 cm), fruit volume (5.35 ml), single fruit fresh weight (7.33g), fruit dry weight (2.04g), fruit pulp (83.34%) and minimum fruit stone (21.44%), maximum yield plant-1 (21.72 kg), yield hectare-1 (17.73 tons) and oil content (12.62%) were observed in plants treated with 1500 ppm sulfur foliar application. In conclusion better yield of olive is on 1500 ppm should be applied at pre-blooming stage while for maximum oil contents same concentration of sulfur should be applied at fruit set stage.
Keywords: Olive; Foliar Application; Sulfur; Growth Stages; Production; Oil Content
Citation: Yasir Ali., et al. “Influence of Foliar Application of Sulfur at Various Stages on Yield and Oil Content of Olive (Olea eurapaea L.)". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.7 (2020): 114-122.
Copyright: © 2020 Yasir Ali., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.