Role of Calcium Fertilizers on Yellow Pepper Productivity

Walaa Swelam, E. A. Abd El-Basir
2021 Journal of Plant Production  
Optimal calcium nutation of yellow pepper plants is considered one of the most significant factor for best growth, development and yield as well as fruits quality. So, foliar fertilizations have been applied with large in horticultural production especially vegetable crops. Calcium is one of vital nutrients all over plant life cycle. The aim of this research was to compare and evaluate the effects of different Ca fertilizers (sources) on productivity of yellow pepper hybrid VZ 461 grown under
more » ... en filed conditions. Ca was applied in the following forms chelated, chloride, nitrate, sulphate, superphosphate and complex with boron. All calcium sources have positive effects on growth, biochemical content, photosynthetic pigments, yield and fruits quality compared with the control. Also, all Ca treatments caused a few numbers of fruits with blossom end root (BER) symptoms percentage compared with control fruits. The superior one was Ca chelated in most cases and followed by calcium nitrate and complex with boron in both seasons of study.
doi:10.21608/jpp.2021.160677 fatcat:pw56yrkhyraztdaelth6xyr5xm