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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 2056-2062
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.243


Effect of Plastic Mulch on Growth and Yield of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)
Pankaj Maida*, B. P. Bisen and Garima Diwan
Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, JNKVV, Jabalpur (M.P.) 482004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out during Rabi season of 2017-2018 at the Horticulture complex, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (M.P.). The treatments consisting of two-coloured polyethylene mulch (black, silver/black) and with bare soil (without mulch) as controls. Results showed that soil temperature under the various coloured mulches was 2 to 4ËšC warmer compared to bare soil. The highest soil temperature was recorded under black mulch (20.63). The plants grown on silver/black mulch produced Maximum plant heights (48.83 cm.), primary branches/plant (13.74), secondary branches/plant (21.13),early flowering (17.19), fruit length (8.74 cm), Fruit diameter (0.88 cm), average weight of fruit (4.49 g), number of fruits/plant (155.25), fruit yield/plant (744.14 g), Fruit yield per plot (11.82 kg), Ascorbic acid (269.07 mg/100 g), water use efficiency (4.96 kg ha-1-mm), moisture depletion pattern % and soil temperature under different stages. Under without mulch condition, recorded maximum days taken to 50% flowering (24.58), maximum total soluble solids (2.38 º Brix), weeds fresh weight (41.49 g) and weeds dry weight(11.48 g).In an attempt to reducing chemical input for weed control and increase to yield of chilli black and silver/black plastic mulch may be a good alternative for conventional without mulch.


Keywords: Chilli, Mulch: black, Silver/black plastic, Soil temperature, Soil moisture
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Pankaj Maida, B. P. Bisen and Garima Diwan. 2019. Effect of Plastic Mulch on Growth and Yield of Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.).

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 2056-2062. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.243