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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)

Effect of drip irrigation and polyethylene mulching on growth and yield of bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) under mid hill zone of Himachal Pradesh

Author(s): Dipesh Rasal, HS Kanwar, Shruti Kirti, Rohit Pawar, Aditika Sharma and Vivek Gir
Abstract: Bell pepper (Capsicum annum L.) plants have a high demand for water and nutrients and are particularly sensitive to water stress during the establishment period and fruit setting. High levels of irrigation are often applied in order to maximize yields. Water and temperature are critical for producing vegetable crops, especially during winter, when the availability of water is meager and temperature falls. Studies of drip irrigation and mulch were undertaken to find the effect on different growth and yield parameters in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)cv. Solan bharpur at Department of Seed Science and Technology, Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP) during Kharif 2015. The treatment comprised with eight different levels of irrigations with polythylene mulches viz., T1 = Flood irrigation, T2 = 100% Evapotranspiration through drip irrigation, T3 = 80% Evapotranspiration through drip irrigation, T4 = 60% Evapotranspiration through drip irrigation, T5 = Flood irrigation + polyethylene mulch, T6 = 100% Evapotranspiration through drip irrigation + polyethylene mulch, T7 = 80% Evapotranspiration through drip irrigation + polyethylene mulch, T8= 60% Evapotranspiration through drip irrigation + polyethylene mulch. The observations were recorded on plant height (71.50 cm) at final harvest, days to ripe fruit harvest (102.41), harvest duration (58.00), number of branches per plant (8.20), ripe fruit weight (58.87 g), ripe fruit length (7.38 cm), ripe fruit width (5.83 cm), number of ripe fruits per plant (15.67). The treatment T6 was found superior over all other treatments in terms of plant and fruit growth characters, fruit growth characters.
Pages: 2798-2802  |  908 Views  25 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dipesh Rasal, HS Kanwar, Shruti Kirti, Rohit Pawar, Aditika Sharma and Vivek Gir. Effect of drip irrigation and polyethylene mulching on growth and yield of bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) under mid hill zone of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2798-2802.
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