International Journal of Advanced Biochemistry Research

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Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part G (2024)

Effect of micronutrients and bio - capsule on quality of Capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.) under protected conditions

Author(s): M Rakesh Kumar, Vijay Bahadur, PK Shukla and Samir Ebson Topno
Abstract:
An experiment investigating the impact of micronutrients and bio-capsules on the quality of capsicum in protected conditions was conducted during the rabi seasons of 2022-23 and 2023-24 at the Horticulture Research Field, SHUATS, Naini, Prayagraj, U.P., within a Completely Randomized Design comprising 15 treatments with 3 replications. The results indicated that the treatment T14 (consisting of a mixture of all micronutrients with bio-capsule) significantly improved various quality attributes, including total soluble solids (7.94 °Brix), ascorbic acid content (147.82 mg 100g-1), and acidity (4.89%). Treatment T14 emerged as the most effective, possibly due to the combined application of bio-capsules and micronutrients balancing the C:N ratio, resulting in enhanced nutrient availability and increased plant metabolism. This, in turn, led to greater carbohydrate accumulation in the fruit, consequently increasing total soluble solids and ascorbic acid levels. Treatment T7 also showed promising results. Conversely, the control treatment (T0) yielded the lowest values. The findings suggest that farmers can benefit from using a mixture of all micronutrients along with bio-capsules to enhance capsicum quality in protected conditions.
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How to cite this article:
M Rakesh Kumar, Vijay Bahadur, PK Shukla, Samir Ebson Topno. Effect of micronutrients and bio - capsule on quality of Capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.) under protected conditions. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(2):552-556. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i2g.627
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