Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Effect of different levels of fertigation and foliar application of nutrients on capsicum (Capsicum annuum L. var. grossum) grown in soilless media under polyhouse conditions
Author(s): Rajneet Kaur, SK Singh and HC Raturi
Abstract: An experiment was laid out in a randomized block design with five replications. The treatments consisted of T1: 50% Fertigation + 50% Foliar, T2: 70% Fertigation + 30% Foliar, T3: 30% Fertigation + 70% Foliar, T4: 80% Fertigation + 20% Foliar, T5: 100% Fertigation, T6: 100% Foliar, T7: Control. Application of different levels of fertilizers increased the growth, yield and quality of capsicum. The maximum plant height (48.27 cm), plant spread (58.52 cm), days to 50 per cent flowering (43.64), days to first picking (70.72), harvest duration (59.72 days),number of branches plant-1(13.56), number of fruits per plant (20.27), average fruit weight (84.03 g), fruit length (7.24 cm), fruit diameter (6.80 cm), fruit yield per plant (1703.37 g), fruit yield per hectare (62.88 t ha-1), harvest index (8.30%), fruit firmness (4.52 kg cm-2), shelf life (10.04 days) and physiological loss in weight (13.72%) were recorded with the application of 50 per cent Fertigation + 50 per cent Foliar whereas pH (7.1), ascorbic acid (118.67 mg 100 g-1), TSS (6.75 °Brix) were recorded maximum with the application of 100 per cent Fertigation. The same treatment also produced the highest net returns of Rs. 19, 32, 555.88 along with benefit: cost ratio (3.31: 1). These results suggested that the optimum production of capsicum can be obtained with application 50 per cent Fertigation + 50 per cent foliar application of nutrients.
How to cite this article:
Rajneet Kaur, SK Singh, HC Raturi. Effect of different levels of fertigation and foliar application of nutrients on capsicum (Capsicum annuum L. var. grossum) grown in soilless media under polyhouse conditions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6):1770-1773.