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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 131-138
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.509.015


Impact of Microbial Inoculants on the Performance of Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Varieties under Foot Hills of Eastern Himalayan Region
Ranjit Chatterjee*, Sagar Koner and Suchand Datta
Department of Vegetable and Spice Crops, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal-736165, India  
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was undertaken to study the influence of Azotobactor and Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria containing microbial inoculants on the growth yield and quality of bell pepper varieties at UBKV, Pundibari, Cooch Behar, West Bengal. The experiment was laid out in split plot design with three replications. Treatments consisted of four bell pepper varieties viz, Mekong (V1), California Wonder (V2), J K Peeyali (V3) and Asha (V4), allotted in main plot whereas microbial inoculants treatments (with and without inoculation) were taken as sub plot. The pooled results indicated that seedling root dipping in microbial inoculants had enhanced the performance of bell pepper varieties. Days to 50% flowering and fruit maturity were advanced whereas fruit weight and yield were found superior in presence of microbial inoculants. The varietal performance showed that Mekong emerged as best in respect to number of fruits/plant and fruit yield whereas, Asha found best for individual fruit weight (84.82 g). The variety California wonder resulted excellent quality fruit in terms of highest beta carotene content and vitamin C content. The variety Asha in presence of microbial inoculants produced earliest flowering (83.71 days), fruit maturity (101.19 days) and highest fruit weight (92.16 g),where as the variety Mekong treated with microbial inoculants gave the maximum number of fruits/plant(10.02) and highest fruit yield (701.16 g/plant and 17.98 t/ha).


Keywords: Azotobacter,bell pepper, microbial inoculants, phosphorus solubilizing bacteria,qualities, yield.
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Ranjit Chatterjee, Sagar Koner and Suchand Datta. 2016. Impact of Microbial Inoculants on the Performance of Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Varieties under Foot Hills of Eastern Himalayan RegionInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 131-138. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.509.015