Role of Salicylic Acid Application in Production and Postharvest Management of Pears (Pyrus Spp.)

In the Rosaceae family, pears (Pyrus spp.) constitute an important fruit crop. Pyrus communis L. and Pyrus pyrifolia L. are the two principal species, and they are both extensively farmed across temperate and sub-temperate parts of the world. Pears are the second-most significant temperate fruit crop after apples and are grown across India, from the warm, humid subtropical plains to the cold, dry temperate regions. For most fruit crops, including pears, the use of growth regulators has evolved into a crucial component of horticulture production technology. Salicylic acid, a naturally occurring phenolic compound found in a variety of plant species, is thought to act as a growth hormone due to its control on physiological processes in plants and their ability to fight off infectious microbes. In pears, exogenous salicylic acid administration has a significant role in the physiological processes of the plant, response to biotic and abiotic challenges, and improvement of plant performance, fruit output, and fruit postharvest management. Application of salicylic acid minimises postharvest disease and browning, maintains fruit firmness, and lowers postharvest quality losses during fruit storage. It also prevents chilling damage and weight loss of the fruits.

Author(s) Details:

Angrej Ali,
Division of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura Campus, Sopore-193201, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

S. Parveen,
Division of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura Campus, Sopore-193201, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

K. Rasool,
Division of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura Campus, Sopore-193201, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

N. A. Ganai,
Division of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura Campus, Sopore-193201, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

R. Anayat,
Division of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura Campus, Sopore-193201, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

A. H. Wani,
Division of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Wadura Campus, Sopore-193201, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/CTAS-V8/article/view/7265

Keywords: Growth regulators, fruit quality, pears, production, postharvest management, Pyrus spp, salicylic acid.

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