The Role of Soil Fertility Management on Growth, Yield, Nutrient Content and Pest Incidence in Hot Pepper (Capsicum chinense) and Callaloo (Amaranthus viridis) Cropping Systems
CARDI, Ministry of Agriculture (Jamaica)
F. Eivazi (US); J. Lindsay, R. Marting (Jamaica)
An experiment was conducted to compare three levels of soil applied fertilizer, foliar applied soluble fertilizer and a control, on Scotch Bonnet pepper (Capsicum chinense).
To test the effects of soil fertility management on hot pepper and callaloo production
Growth and yield were significantly higher on plots with soil applied nutrients compared to control and foliar applied fertilizer. Aphid and broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) incidence were significantly higher in plots with higher leaf nitrogen.