SOIL Studies

SOIL Studies

2013, Vol 2, Num, 2     (Pages: 096-101)

Effects of organic and chemical fertilizer applications on plant nutrient status and plant growth properties of pepper grown in greenhouse

Cevdet Fehmi Özkan 1 ,Filiz Öktüren Asri 1 ,Elif Işıl Demirtaş 1 ,Nuri Arı 1

1 Batı Akdeniz Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü–ANTALYA

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This study was conducted to determine the effects of organic and chemical fertiliser on the plant nutrient status and plant growth of pepper grown in greenhose. The experiment was carried out under the following scheme: the control, organic, chemical, chemical (1/1)+organic, chemical (1/2)+organic, chemical+ foliar organic fertilizer. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) concentration of leaf were increased by organic and chemical fertiliser applications. Plant growth parameters that plant height, main stem diameter and lateral branch diameter were affected significantly by fertilizer application. As a result, compared with the control, organic fertilizer applications increased the plant nutrient status and plant growth of pepper. Also, according to chemical fertilizer applications, chemical+organic fertilizers provided higher vegetatif growth and mineral content of plant.

Keywords : chemical fertilizer, organic fertilizer, pepper, plant growth, plant nutrient status