Effects of water stress on the growth and yield of chilli (Capsicum Annuum L.)

Christina Perumal, (2017) Effects of water stress on the growth and yield of chilli (Capsicum Annuum L.). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study was carried out at Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture (FSA), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sandakan, Sabah (5°55'4" N 118°0'8" E) to know the effects of water stress on the growth and yield of chilli ( Capsicum annuum L.). The objective of this study is to know the effects of water stress on the growth and yield of chilli ( Capsicum annuum L.). Besides, it is also to identify the optimum rate. of water that should be irrigated to chilli ( Capsicum annuum L.). This study was conducted from June 2016 until October 2016. Experimental design that was used in this experiment is Completely Randomized Design (CRD). There are 5 treatments involved in this study and each carried different rate of water to be applied where treatment 1 (Control), no watering, treatment 2, watered one week interval, treatment 3, watered four days interval, treatment 4, watered once a day and lastly treatment 5, watered thrice a day. Each treatment has five replications. Data collected was analyzed using one-way ANOVA at 5% significance level. The results shown for vegetative growth and yield of chilli, treatment 4 produced the highest number of leaves, number of fruits, fresh fruit weight, dry fruit weight and fruit length. Thus, treatment 4 is highly recommended practice for farmers since it helps to produce high quantity and quality of chilli fruits compared to other treatments. Furthermore, as food products can be produced in high amount by managing the water application to crops which then helps to strive the goals of food security.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water stress , agriculture , Chili
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 00:52
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 00:52
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/23736

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