Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 11 No. 4

Nursery Management Practices for Improving the Yield of Dry Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.)

Krishna D. Kurubetta*, M. Shivaprasad, M.H. Tatagar, R.K. Mesta and M. Abdul Kareem

Assistant Professor of Agronomy, HRES, Devihosur, Haveri , Karnataka, India.

Received on 10 March 2017 and accepted on 29 April 2017



The experiment was conducted at Horticulture Research and Extension Station, Devihosur, Haveri, Karnataka to study the effect of different methods of seed beds for raising seedlings and nipping practices followed at different intervals (before transplanting) on growth and dry yield of Bydagi Chilli (Dabbi). The pooled results of the experiment indicated that significantly higher dry Chilli yield (966 kg/ha) was obtained with raised bed + nipping of the seedlings 5 days before transplanting and this was followed by the flat bed + 5 days before transplanting (807 kg/ha). The incidence of leaf curl was also found least i.e the leaf curl index at 45 and 90 days after transplanting was found 0.60 and 0.56 respectively with the treatment raised bed + nipping 5 days before transplanting compare to other treatments.

Keywords : Dry Chilli, Nipping, Nursery management.