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Influence of agricultural practices on fruit quality of bell pepper.

Abstract

An experiment was carried out under plastic house conditions to compare the effect of four fermented organic matter sources (cattle, poultry and sheep manure in addition to 1:1:1 mixture of the three organic matter sources) in which 4 kg organic matter m(-2) were used, with that of the conventional agriculture (chemical fertilizers) treatments on Marvello red pepper fruit quality, by using a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four replicates. Pepper fruits characteristics cultivated in soil supplemented with manure were generally better than those from plants grown in soil only. Addition of animal manure increased bell pepper fruit content of soluble solids, ascorbic acid, total phenols, crude fibre and intensity of red color as compare with conventional agriculture that produced fruits with higher titratable acidity, water content, lycopene and bigger fruit size. In most cases of animal manure treatments, best results were obtained by the sheep manure treatment that produced the highest TSS, while the worst results were obtained by the poultry manure treatment that produced the smallest fruit and lowest fruit lycopene content.

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    Abu-Zahra TR

    Source

    Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS 14:18 2011 Sep 15 pg 876-81

    MeSH

    Agriculture
    Animals
    Anthocyanins
    Ascorbic Acid
    Capsicum
    Carotenoids
    Cattle
    Color
    Dietary Fiber
    Fertilizers
    Fruit
    Manure
    Phenol
    Poultry
    Quality Control
    Sheep
    Soil

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22518928