A Comprehensive Analysis of Chemical Applications for the Production of Brinjal Crop

Mohanraj M *

Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India.

Tapan Kumar Mondal

Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India.

Manju Prem S

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India.

Manobharathi K

Department of Agricultural Extension, Adhiparashakthi Agricultural College, Kalavai, Ranipet District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Sathish Kumar K

SRM College of Agricultural Sciences, Chengapattu District, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.), commonly known as eggplant, is a crucial vegetable crop cultivated extensively in tropical and subtropical regions. Chemical applications in brinjal cultivation, encompassing fertilizers, pesticides, and growth regulators, play a significant role in enhancing yield and quality. This comprehensive analysis reviews the latest advancements and methodologies in the chemical management of brinjal crops. It discusses the optimized use of synthetic and organic fertilizers for nutrient management, the strategic application of pesticides for pest and disease control, and the use of plant growth regulators to improve crop growth and productivity. Recent studies emphasize the importance of integrated pest management (IPM) practices to minimize chemical residues and environmental impact. In the Puducherry district, data was collected from five brinjal-growing villages out of sixty-two, utilizing a combination of closed-ended questionnaires for independent variables and open-ended questionnaires for dependent variables. In-person interviews were conducted to gather comprehensive data, which was then evaluated using a range of appropriate and standardized statistical tools. The study identified three dependent variables and fifteen independent factors, focusing on the evaluation of chemicals used in brinjal production, methods for handling these chemicals, and their effects on human health.

Keywords: Brinjal cultivation, chemical use, fertilizers, micro-nutrients and pesticides


How to Cite

Mohanraj M, Tapan Kumar Mondal, Manju Prem S, Manobharathi K, and Sathish Kumar K. 2024. “A Comprehensive Analysis of Chemical Applications for the Production of Brinjal Crop”. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 46 (7):53-63. https://doi.org/10.9734/jeai/2024/v46i72557.

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