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Studies on the Effect of Different Insecticidal Applications on Quality, Nutritional Parameters and Total Antioxidant Capacity of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

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Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) suffers from the attack of various pests throughout its cropping season. Different insecticides are used to control these pest infestations. The application of these insecticides on brinjal plants may have an effect on its quality and nutritional parameters of fruit samples. In the present study effect of three different insecticides viz. Triazophos 40% E.C Carbaryl 50% W.D.P, Cypermethrin 10% E.C, and Azadiractin 10000 ppm formulation belonging to different groups namely Organophosphate, Carbamate, Synthetic pyrethroids and Botanical insecticide on brinjal fruit quality, nutritional parameters and Total antioxidant capacity (TAC) were assessed in field conditions. The results showed that different insecticide at field application dose showed minute insignificant variation in fruit nutritional and total antioxidant activity parameters in comparison to the control samples. The fruit quality parameters also showed minute variation in comparison to the control except in the case of Triazophos treated samples which showed significant variation (p<0.05) in titrable acidity, total soluble sugar content and crude protein.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 69)
M. R. Goswami et al., "Studies on the Effect of Different Insecticidal Applications on Quality, Nutritional Parameters and Total Antioxidant Capacity of Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 69, pp. 34-42, 2018
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