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EFFECT OF MULCHING AND IRRIGATION REGIMES ON CHILLIES (CAPSICUMANNUM L.)

Article Id: ARCC4853 | Page : 208 - 210
Citation :- EFFECT OF MULCHING AND IRRIGATION REGIMES ON CHILLIES (CAPSICUMANNUM L.).Agricultural Science Digest.2003.(23):208 - 210
A. Christopher Lourduraj
Address : Department of Agronomy. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Coimbatore - 641 003. India

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted in chillies (Variety CO 2) to study the effect of different mulches and irrigation regimes on chillies yield and economics. Results revealed that mulching chillies with black linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) film of 25 micron thickness significantly influenced plant height and all the yield attributes, except the length of fruit. The fresh fruit yield and net returns were also favourably influenced by plastic mulching compared to unmulched control. Irrigation at IW/CPE ratio of 0.80 is the optimum irrigation regime as it resulted in significantly higher fresh fruit yield of chillies.

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