Growth and Yield Responses of Green Pepper (Capsicum annum L.) to Manure Rates under Field and High Tunnel Conditions

Notulae Scientia Biologicae. 2017;9(1):137-142 DOI 10.15835/nsb919904

 

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Journal Title: Notulae Scientia Biologicae

ISSN: 2067-3205 (Print); 2067-3264 (Online)

Publisher: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca

Society/Institution: Horticulture and Forestry Society from Transylvania (SHST)

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Agriculture (General) | Science: Science (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Ima-obong I. DOMINIC (University of Nigeria, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, Nsukka, Enugu State)
Ndueso M. AKPAN (University of Nigeria, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, Nsukka, Enugu State)
Kayode P. BAYERI (University of Nigeria, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Crop Science, Nsukka, Enugu State)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The present study was conducted to determine growth and yield responses of green pepper to varying manure rates under field and high tunnel conditions. Experiment 1 was a pot experiment to evaluate three rates (0.5 and 10 t/ha) of poultry manure (PM) on green pepper production under high tunnel and open field conditions. Experiment 2 was to determine the performance of green pepper as influenced by different manure rates (0, 5 and 10 t/ha of PM, 300 kg/ha of NPK, 5 t/ha of PM + 200 kg of NPK and 10 t/ha of PM + 100 kg of NPK) on the field. High tunnel produced about 3.1 fruits/plant that weighted 102.8 g, which was significantly higher than open field experiment in which 1.7 fruits/plant, with a medium weight of 32.3 g were noted. High tunnel enhanced successful production of green pepper during rainy season, whereas the open field production during the same season was near failure. Application of 10 t/ha of PM produced significantly larger fruits in the pot experiment. Good fertilizer effects on growth and yield components were recorded for the field study. Plant height, number of leaves and branches, number and weight of harvested fruit followed similar trend in 5 and 10 t/ha of PM which gave statistically similar results, and provided the best performance during the experiment. Application of 5 t/ha of PM produced the highest total fruits yield.