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Capsicum (Sweet pepper / Bell pepper)
Capsicum annuum ; Solanaceae

Layout and planting for drip irrigation and fertigation

  • Apply FYM @ 25 t / ha as basal before last ploughing.
  • Apply 2 kg/ha of Azospirillum and 2 kg/ha of Phosphobacteria by mixing with 20 kg of FYM.
  • Apply 75 % total recommended dose of super phosphate ie 703 kg / ha as basal.
  • Install the drip irrigation with main and sub main pipes and place lateral tubes at an interval of 1.5 m.
  • Place the drippers in lateral tubes at an interval of 60 cm and 50 cm spacing with 4 LPH and 3.5 LPH capacities respectively.
  • Form raised beds of 120 cm width at an interval of 30 cm and place the laterals at the centre of the each bed.
  • Before planting, wet the beds using drip system for 8-12 hrs.
  • Planting to be done at a spacing of 90 x 60 x 60 cm in the paired row system, using ropes marked at 60 cm spacing.
  • Spray Pendimethalin 1.0 kg a.i. /ha or Fluchloralin 1.0 kg a.i/ha as pre-emergence herbicide at 3rd day after planting.
  • Gap filling to be done at 7th day after transplanting.
Drip irrigated Capsicum field

Fertigation schedule for capsicum F1 Hybrid ( Recommended dose: 250:150:150 kg / ha)

Stage Crop stage Duration in days Fertilizer grade Total Fertilizer (kg/ha) Nutrient supplied % of requirement
N P K N P K
1 Transplanting
to plant
establishment
stage
10 19:19:19
MN
13:0:45
Urea
39.47
16.66
33.28
7.50
2.16
15.30
7.50
-
-
7.50
7.50
-
10.00 5.00 10.00
Subtotal 24.96 7.50 15.00      
2 Vegetative stage 30 12:61:0
13:0:45
Urea
24.60
133.33
173.00
2.95
17.33
79.58
15.00
-
-
-
60.00
-
30.00 10.00 20.00
Subtotal 99.86 15.00 60.00      
3 Flower initiation to
first picking
30 19:19:19
13.0:45
Urea
39.47
83.33
122.97
7.50
10.83
56.57
7.50
-
-
7.50
37.50
-
20.00 5.00 20.00
Subtotal 74.90 7.50 45.00      
4 Harvesting stage 95 12:61:0
13:0:45
Urea
12.30
66.66
86.51
1.48
8.67
39.79
7.50
-
-
-
30.00
-
40.00 5.00 50.00
Subtotal 49.94 7.50 30.00      
  Total 165     249.66
(or) 250.00
37.50 150.00 100.00 25.00 100.00

75% RD of Phosphorous applied as super phosphate = 703 kg / ha
1. 19:19:19 = 79 kg /ha ; 2. 13:0:45 = 300 kg /ha ; 3. 12:61:0 = 37 kg /ha ; 4 Urea = 416 kg /ha

Updated on Nov 2022
 
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