Agricultural Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Jun  2018, Pages 162-169; DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2018.23015 10.31058/j.as.2018.23015

Liming and Plant Density Effect on the Performance of Pepper and Soil Chemical Properties

Agricultural Studies, Vol. 2, Issue 3, Jun  2018, Pages 162-169.

DOI: 10.31058/j.as.2018.23015

Nweke, Ikechukwu. Aloysius 1* , Chime, Emmanuel Uchenna 1 , Ibeh, Chukwuebuka Ugochukwu 1

1 Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Uli, Anambra, Nigeria

Received: 25 December 2017; Accepted: 8 April 2018; Published: 21 June 2018

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Abstract

This experiment was carried out to evaluate under field condition the effect of lime (CaCO3) at three levels;  80g, 120g and 160g and plant spacing (40cm x 75cm, 50cm x 75cm, 60cm x 75cm) on the performance of pepper and soil chemical properties. The experiment was laid out on a 3 x 3 factorial experiment in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with two replications. The results obtained from the study showed that both agronomic and soil parameters increased with increase in rates of lime application, the values of agronomic parameters however, was found to decrease as plant density decreases. The values of soil chemical parameters were found to be statistically similar in both plant spacing and rates of CaCO3 except for the results of pH and N. The interaction effect of plant spacing and CaCO3 was found not to be effective in all the parameters measured in this study.

Keywords

CaCO3, Lime, Pepper, Plant Density, Soil Chemical Properties

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