The response of Capsicum annuum L. growth to different phosphorus level and sowing dates

  • Muhammad Shuaib School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Yunnan University, Kunming, China

Abstract

A field research was conducted in the horticulture nursery the University of Agriculture Peshawar during the period 25 February to 14 April 2013 on the response of chilli (Capsicum annuum) growth to phosphorus level and sowing dates, to know the suitable time of sowing for better production of chilli, and know the optimum level of phosphorus for better growth of chilli. Amid split plot arrangements, the design used for the experiment was a randomized complete block design. Two factors involved i.e. Phosphorus levels and date of Sowing. Main plot constitutes Phosphorus levels whereas sowing date was in sub plot. Three times total 12 treatments were replicated. During this research of chilli different growth level study under phosphorous from sowing to plants ripeness and fruits. With the increase in Phosphorous level all parameters via, the height of plant, twigs no. and fruit number/plant increased significantly. Height of plant and twigs number increased significantly at its 1st blossoming and yield with an increase in P levels up to the cure while at final yield all parameters greatly improved up to the P2 treatment. The greatest plant tallness at final yield was obtained from P2 greatest numbers of fruits were presents in final P3 phosphorus levels. Phosphorus level (70 Kg ha-1) showed significantly best results followed by (100 kg ha-1). The rest of the phosphorus level showed moderate results. Early sowing date (25th February) was the best sowing date for bringel cultivation as compare the rest of the sowing dates. Thus it is recommended that bringel cultivation should be done during the 3rd week of February and the phosphorus level should be between 70 and 100 kg ha-1 depending on the soil type

Keywords: Chilli (Capsicum annuum), Growth, Phosphorus level, sowing dates
Journal of Botany
Published
2019-09-19
How to Cite
Shuaib, M. (2019). The response of Capsicum annuum L. growth to different phosphorus level and sowing dates. Journal of Botany, 1(1), 169 - 182. https://doi.org/10.33195/uochjb-v1i1442017