Effect of foliar application of zinc and boron on growth and yield of Chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.)

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Effect of foliar application of zinc and boron on growth and yield of Chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.)

M Irfan Ashraf, Bakhatawar Liaqat, Laraib Anam, Shazia Kiran, Rimsha Asghar, M Bilal Shaukat, Nazar Hussain
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.16( 3), 12-18, March 2020.
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The experimental trial was carried out to find the impact of foliar feeding of Zinc and Boron on flourishment and production of green chilli (Capsicum frutescens L.). Experiment was designed according to Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). Moreover, ten treatments and four replications were considered. Each treatment contained ten plants. Vegetative and reproductive of chilli hybrid cultivar BSS-410 were observed for data collection. Results revealed that maximum plant height (76.18cm), stem thickness (1.78cm), highest fruit weight (5.39g), maximum number of seeds per fruit (158.25), highest TSS value (10.63 Brix°) and highest pH value (5.68) was observed in T9 while T8 had maximum number of branches (36), maximum fruit pedicel length (3.17cm), highest value of fruit length (12.49cm), maximum fruit yield per plant (1113g), maximum fruit yield per hectare (51.15tons), highest value of 100 seeds weight (0.3250g), Hence, it was concluded that foliar application of Zinc and Boron @ ZnSO4 + B2O3 (0.75 + 0.6g) per liter of water increased yield characters up to maximum and this dose can be recommended to farmers to get more yield and ultimately increase their profit.


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