Studies on production of Anaheim pepper in greenhouse media supplemented with organic and inorganic nutrient sources, and water conservation

Authors

  • Rishitha Lebaka Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX, USA
  • Benjamin Tuner Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness & Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1312-2421
  • Shad Nelson College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX, USA
  • Ambrose Anoruo Texas A&M University-Kingsville https://orcid.org/0009-0003-1501-0412

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v18i2.2005

Keywords:

Capsicum species, alfalfa, MiracleGro, growth and development, greenhouse

Abstract

An experiment was conducted in the greenhouse to study growth, development, yield and water-use by Anahein pepper grown in a potting mixture supplemented with MiracleGro® (9:4:12) and milled alfalfa (3:1:2) as sources of nutrient. The study was comprised of 5 treatments, control (C), 3 gL-1 MiracleGro® (MG), 9 g alfalfa mill supplement (SA-1), 18 g (SA-2), and 27 g (SA-3), and replicated 6 times. Ten physiological and morphological parameters were used to evaluate growth, development and yield of the Anaheim pepper, and two parameters used to evaluate the water holding capacity of the potting mixture. The results indicate that the potting medium supplemented with alfalfa mill required significantly less water to support growth and development of the species. Also, growth, development and yield of Anaheim pepper was significantly higher in the organic supplements at SA-2 and SA-3.

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2024-01-16

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Lebaka, R., Tuner, B., Nelson, S., & Anoruo, A. (2024). Studies on production of Anaheim pepper in greenhouse media supplemented with organic and inorganic nutrient sources, and water conservation. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v18i2.2005

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