Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 56-60 July-September, 2012


Correlation studies on nickel content of soil, water and sapota fruits in umbergaon , Gujarat and dahanu, Maharashtra, india


Pimputkar M. P.

Department of Biotechnology, Gokhale Education Society’s N. B. Mehta (Valwada)
Science College, Bordi, Dahanu, Thane, Maharashtra (INDIA)


Received on : May 05,2012




Sapota (Manilkara achras Mill. Fosberg) is an important fruit crop of India. Umbergaon and Dahanu Taluka are amongst the main growers of Sapota in India. The present study was an attempt to investigate nickel content in the soil of orchard, in the irrigation water and in sapota fruits from Dahanu (Maharashtra State, India) and Umbergaon (Gujrat State, India) talukas. Physical parameters of minor diameter, major diameter and weights were studied. Statistical correlations between nickel contents of soil, water and Sapota fruits were examined. Correlation studies between nickel content of Sapota fruits and physical parameters of fruits were carried out.


Keywords : Nickel, Soil, Water, Sapota, Correlation, Fruit quality, Heavy metal