Yield and yield attributes of Sweet Pepper under different protective structures
A Akter and MS Islam
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 6, Issue 1 and 2, 2019, Pages 33-39
A field experiment was conducted at the experimental field of Horticulture Department, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh to find out the suitability of protective structures for sweet pepper (var. BARI mistimorich-1) production during winter season of 2013-2014. Four protective structures viz., polytunnel, polytunnel + net, only net and open field (control) were evaluated for sweet pepper production during winter season under Sylhet condition. Different parameters like plant height, leaf plant-1, fruit diameter, number of fruit plant-1, fruit yield plant-1, individual fruit weight, fruit yield t ha-1 were significantly different among treatments. The highest number of fruits plant-1 was counted from the plants grown under only net structure (13.67) while other treatments were statistically similar. The heaviest individual fruit was observed from the plants of polytunnel + net at each of the harvesting date. Under polytunnel + net protection system had the highest individual fruit weight at 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th harvest were 117.00 g, 144.10 g, 148.10 g and 77.0 g, respectively which were closely followed by only net protection system. The sweet pepper from polytunnel + net had the highest fruit diameter (6.13 cm) among the all protective structures. The highest sweet pepper fruit yield (0.82 kg plant-1) from only net which followed by polytunnel + net (0.77 kg plant-1). Benefit cost ratio revealed that production of sweet pepper under protected condition was much profitable than that of open field condition.
Production, sweet peppers, net protection, cost benefit ratio, winter season
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A Akter and MS Islam. 2019. Yield and yield attributes of Sweet Pepper under different protective structures, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 6(1 and 2): 33-39.