Performance of Sweet Pepper under Terawet and Three Watering Regimes in a Typical Ghanaian Sandy Soil

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Year:
2014
Type of Publication:
Article
Keywords:
Two Water Strategies, Terawet, Sweet Pepper, Sandy Soil, Selected Vegetative Parameters, Yield, Yield Components, Moisture Retention
Authors:
Allotey, D. F. K.; Ason, B.; Gaveh, E.; Bleppony, H.; Monney, E.; Akuffo, E. A.; Mensah, E. O.; Jr., P. M. Gyekye
Journal:
IJRAS
Volume:
1
Number:
4
Pages:
231-239
Month:
July
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Abstract:
A 2 X 3 Factorial Randomized Complete Block design Farmer-Researcher managed trial comprising of three watering regimes with or without Terawet was established near the Ghana Trade Fair (5°34”9” and 0°8’36”) in Accra, Ghana.The specific objective of the study is to compare the effects of the farmers watering method with two newly developed watering strategies with or without Terawet on the vegetative growth, yield and development of the green pepper on a typical sandy soil in Ghana. The soil at the experimental siteis sandy and belongs to theGoi series and falls under the Keta Consociation and classified as Savannah Regosols, DystricRhegosols and TypicQuartzipsamments under the Ghanaian, FAO/UNESCO and USDA classification systems respectively. The treatments applied were; W1 = Watering twice every day throughout the week without Terawet application (Control/Farmer’s method); W2 = Watering twice daily 3 times a week without Terawet application; W3 = Watering once daily 3 times a week without Terawet application; TW1 = Farmer’s watering method with Terawet application; TW2 = Watering twice daily 3 times a week with Terawet application and TW3 = Watering once daily 3 times a week with Terawet application. Results obtained confirmed that the soil texture is sandy with percent sand, silt and clay contents of 68.0, 17.0 and 15.0 respectively. Nutrient contents in initial soil samples analyzed is slightly lower than that at harvest but not significantly (P = 5%) different. Terawet applications and the newly introduced watering regimes (W2 and W3) significantly enhanced all agronomic and yieldand the yieldcomponents as well as the residual moisture content of the soil except plant height.The best treatment under the Terawet and Non-Terawet applications is W2.

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