International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Impact of different growing media and varying pot sizes on growth of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Under greenhouse conditions
Ekaun Alvin A, Olomola A and Agboola Festus O
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of different soil media and varying pot sizes on the early growth of capsicum annum. Nine treatments were used for the study and these were replicated 3 times. The various soil media used are as follows: Topsoil, clay soil, river sand while the varying pot sizes were 1kg, 2k and 3kg. The experiment was 3x3 factorial experiment laid out in completely randomized design (CRD). Parameters assessed were leaf count, plant height (cm) and collar diameter (mm), each parameters were assessed for ten weeks. The data collected at the end of ten weeks were subjected to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and means were separated using Duncan test showed that plant sown in 3kg pot of topsoil (T9) had the highest performance in the seedling height, leaf production and collar diameter with mean values 9.45 am, 6.63, 0.210mm respectively while the least was observed in (T1) 1kg clay soil with mean values of 6.44, 3.43, and 0.164 in seedling height, leaf production and collar diameter respectively. It is therefore recommended that 3kg of polythene pot size of top soil be adopted for the raising of Capsicum annum seedlings at nursery stage.
Ekaun Alvin A, Olomola A and Agboola Festus O. Impact of different growing media and varying pot sizes on growth of pepper (<em>Capsicum annuum</em> L.) Under greenhouse conditions. International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development. 2019; 2(1): 28-31.