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The organic fertilizers in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and the impact on yield and its components

Fertilización con abonos orgánicos en el pimiento (Capsicum annuum L.) y su impacto en el rendimiento y sus componentes


Juan José Reyes Pérez1, 2, Ricardo Augusto Luna Murillo1, Mariana del Rocío Reyes Bermeo2, Darwin Zambrano Burgos1 y Vicente Francisco Vázquez Morán1

Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi. Extensión La Maná. Av. Los Almendros y Pujilí, Edificio Universitario, La Maná, Ecuador.

Universidad Técnica Estatal de Quevedo. Av. Walter Andrade. Km 1.5 vía a Santo Domingo, Quevedo, Los Ríos, Ecuador.

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The use of organic fertilizers in the fertilization of crops is an alternative to the problems generated by the intensive use of chemical fertilizers. The objective of this research was to evaluate the application to soil of organics fertilizers compared with a control treatment with chemical fertilization on the yield and its components in pepper (Capsicum annuum L.). Treatments consisted in to apply worm humus, water hyacinth compost, a mixture with 50 % worm humus and 50 % of water hyacinth compost, and a chemical control. It was evaluated fruits quantity per harvest, fruit length, diameter and fruit weight per harvest and yield. Results showed that the plants that were supplemented with worm humus, followed by worm humus + water hyacinth they had significantly better response with respect to the length, diameter and weight of the fruits.

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