Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 7, Issue 3&4,2009
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Deficit irrigation effects on pepper (Capsicum annuum L. Demre ) yield in unheated greenhouse condition


Çiğdem Demirtaş 1*, Serhat Ayas 2

Recieved Date: 2009-07-03, Accepted Date: 2009-10-04


The aim of this study was to determine the effect of deficit irrigation on yield for pepper grown under unheated greenhouse condition. The research was carried out at the Agricultural Research Station of Yenişehir High School of Uludag University in Bursa, Turkey, in 2007. In the study, water was applied to pepper as 100, 75, 50, 25 and 0% (as control) of evaporation from a Class A pan (K1cp 1.00, K2cp 0.75, K3cp 0.50, K4cp 0.25, K5cp 0.00- control) corresponding to 2-day irrigation frequency. Irrigation water applied to crops ranged from 65 to 724 mm, and water consumption ranged from 115 to 740 mm. The effect of irrigation water level on the yield, fruit heigth, diameter and weight and dry matter ratio were significant. The highest yields were 24 and 19 t ha-1 for the K1cp and K2cp treatments, respectively. Crop yield response factor (ky) was 1.07. The highest values for water use efficiency (WUE) and irrigation water use efficiency (IWUE) were 3.13 and 3.39 kg mm-1 for the K2cp treatment. Under the conditions that water resources are scarce, it can be recommended that K2cp treatment is most suitable as a water application level for pepper irrigation by drip irrigation under unheated greenhouse condition.


Pepper, deficit irrigation, irrigation water use efficiency

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2009
Volume: 7
Issue: 3&4
Category: Environment
Pages: 989-993

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