Growth and Productivity of Capsicum as Influenced by Mineral Nutrients and Nanomaterials under Polyhouse Conditions

Himanshi Dwivedi, Shweta, Shraddha Mahajan, Dashrath Bhati and Shailesh Kumar Singh

Abstract

Capsicum requires a significant quantity of primary nutrients; however, secondary nutrients are also necessary for high productivity. The application of metallic nutrients like zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and magnesium (Mg) as nano-formulation has additional advantages as nanomaterials are the effective way to deliver metallic minerals to the plants. This research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Zn, Fe and Mg as nano-mineral in combination with calcium (Ca), sulphur (S) and molybdenum (Mo) on growth and yield of capsicum (cv. Rani) with three replications in factorial randomized block design (FRBD). It was observed that application of nano-Mg or Fe in combination with wettable sulphur (WS) @ 1000 ppm each (N3M2 followed by N2M2) is significant for improving various plant growth attributes. Application of nano-Zn or Mg in combination with wettable CaCl2 or WS @ 1000 ppm each (N1M1 followed by N3M1, N1M2, N3M2) is significant for improving various yield related attributes in capsicum. N1M1 (Rs. 13,64,247; and 3.29, respectively) followed by N3M1 (Rs. 12,91,542; and 3.11, respectively) and N2M2 (Rs. 11,36,212; and 2.73, respectively) could be the effective approach for improvement in economic yield and net return to the farmers through capsicum cultivation.

Published on: November 15, 2023
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2023-s1-063
Citation: Dwivedi H, Shweta, Mahajan S, Bhati D, Singh SK. 2023. Growth and Productivity of Capsicum as Influenced by Mineral Nutrients and Nanomaterials under Polyhouse Conditions. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 9(S1): S498-S506.

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