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Growth and Yield Response of Chilli (Capsicum annum L) for the Combined Organic and Inorganic Fertilizer Application

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I.J.A. Ruhunuge ,

Aquinas College of Higher Studies, Colombo 8, LK
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Faculty of Agriculture
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A.W. Wijeratne,

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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E.M. Wimalasiri

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
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Abstract

It is well known that the overuse of inorganic fertilizers has catastrophic impacts on forms of life and the environment. In chemical fertilizers, Nitrogen is one of the main elements that has a high leaching potency which leads to pollute both surface and groundwater resources. This study was carried out to identify the best organic and inorganic fertilizer combination that gives the highest yield in MI-Green. The treatments are 3 kg/pot cow dung (control 1), (T1), 2 kg/pot cow dung (control 2) (T2), 2 kg/pot cow dung + foliar urea spray (T3), 2 kg/pot cow dung + urea soil application (T4), 3 kg/pot cow dung+ foliar spray (T5) and 3 kg/pot cow dung + Urea soil application (T6). Results disclosed a significant effect (p<0.05) on growth and yield in T5. Hence, it can be concluded that 3kg/pot cow dung+ foliar spray combination can be used to improve the growth and yield of MI-Green chilli.

How to Cite: Ruhunuge, I. J. A., Wijeratne, A. W., & Wimalasiri, E. M. (2021). Growth and Yield Response of Chilli (Capsicum annum L) for the Combined Organic and Inorganic Fertilizer Application. Journal of Agro-technology and Rural Sciences, 1(1), 18–23. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/atrsj.v1i1.27
Published on 01 Nov 2021.
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