Effect of Transplanting Age on the Growth and Yield of Green Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) in Abakaliki Southeastern Agro-Ecological Zone of Nigeria Effect of Transplanting Age on the Growth and Yield of Green Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) in Abakaliki Southeastern Agro-Ecological Zone of Nigeria

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C. A. Akinrotimi

Abstract

A field experiment was conducted at the research farm of the Department of Crop Production and
Landscape Mangement of the Faculty of Agriculture, Ebonyi State University, Abakiliki, in Southeasthern
Agro-ecological zone of Nigeria for a period of 8 weeks to study the effect of transplanting age on
growth and yield of green pepper, laid out in a randomized complete block design in four replicates.
The agronomical characteristics that were measured were as follows: Plant height, number of leaves per
plants, days to 50% flowering, number of fruit per plot, and weight of fruit per plot (kg/plot). The result
of the field trial showed that transplanting age had a significant effect only on plant height at 8 weeks
of age of transplanting. The other vegetative parameters such as number of branches, number of leaves,
and 50% flowering and field component such as number and weight of fruits were not affected by the
transplanting age. Therefore, the best age to transplant green pepper is from 1 to 7 weeks, for optimum
performance.

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AKINROTIMI, C. A.. Effect of Transplanting Age on the Growth and Yield of Green Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) in Abakaliki Southeastern Agro-Ecological Zone of Nigeria. Agricultural Extension Journal (AEXTJ), [S.l.], v. 2, n. 02, july 2018. ISSN 2521-0408. Available at: <http://aextj.com/index.php/aextj/article/view/74>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2018.
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