Water-Yield Relationships of Deficit Irrigated Pepper (Capsicum Annuum L. Demre)





Pepper, deficit irrigation, WUE, IWUE, quality parameters, irrigation planning


This trial was realized in the greenhouses of Uludag University Yenisehir Vocational School between 2009 and 2010 to investigate effects of water deficit on yield and quality parameters of pepper during four crop growth stages. In this study, fourteen irrigation treatments in four growth periods (vegetative, flowering, yield formation and ripening) of pepper (Capsicum annuum l. Demre) were constituted and the yield and quality parameters found from these treatments were evaluated. The layout of the experiment was a completely randomized block design with three replications for each of the fourteen irrigation treatments tested. According to the content of the treatments, the irrigation amount water applied to the plants varied between 0 and 744 mm in the first year, and between 0 and 750 mm in the second year. Water consumption of pepper in the first year ranged between 320 and 760 mm and in the second year ranged between 330 and 770 mm. Yield, fruit weight, diameter, length and dry matter ratio were determined statistically significant. In 2009 and 2010 years, the maximum yield were found as 26.2 t ha-1 and 27.8 t ha-1 in V100F100Y100R100 treatments, while the minimum yield were found as 0.2 t ha-1 and 0.3 ha-1 in the V0F0Y0R0 treatments, respectively. Water- yield relationship factors (ky) in 2009 and 2010 years were found as 1.29 and 1.24, respectively. The maximum WUE and IWUE values were obtained from vegetative and ripening periods. Vegetative and ripening periods may be suggested as the maximum efficient irrigation periods for the pepper applied with drip irrigation under unheated greenhouse conditions.

Author Biography

Serhat Ayas, Yenisehir İbrahim Orhan Vocational School, University of Uludag, 16900 Yenisehir/Bursa

Bitkisel Üretim Bölümü Öğretim Görevlisi Doktor




How to Cite

Ayas, S. (2019). Water-Yield Relationships of Deficit Irrigated Pepper (Capsicum Annuum L. Demre). Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 7(9), 1328–1338. https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v7i9.1328-1338.2553



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