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Indian Journal of Horticulture
Year : 1988, Volume : 45, Issue : 3and4
First page : ( 319) Last page : ( 324)
Print ISSN : 0972-8538. Online ISSN : 0974-0112.

Effect of Various Levels of Nitrogen and Phosphorus on Growth and Yield of Chilli (Capsicum Annuum L.)

Singh Kulvinder, Srivastava B.K.

Department of Horticulture, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, 263 145 (U.P.)


Response of chilli variety Pant C-l to different levels of nitrogen (0, 60,90 and 120 kg/ha) and phosphorus (0, 30, 60 kg P2O5/ha) was studied on a sandy loam soil, during summer season of 1983 at the Horticultural Research Centre, Patharchatta, Pantnagar. The mean plant height, number of branches, fresh and dry weights of root and shoot, number and weight of fruits per plant, fruit length and diameter. flesh content, yield of red ripe fruits and nitrogen and phosphorus content in fruit and plants, all were significantly higer in 120 kg N/ha. The application of phosphorus pid not show significant effect on vegetative growth characters but number and weight of fruits per plant, total yield and N and P accumulation in plant were affected significantly. The combination of N120P60 resulted in maximum yield and also proved most economic,


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