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Evaluation of capsicum varieties in low & mid altitude areas in Central Province, Papua New Guinea


Seta-Waken, P and Pal, U and Benny, D and Ovia, T and Boersma, M and Birch, C, Evaluation of capsicum varieties in low & mid altitude areas in Central Province, Papua New Guinea, 5th Annual Science and Technology Conference 2012, 25-29 June 2012, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea, pp. 1-13. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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A preliminary investigation was carried out to assess the productivity of several varieties of capsicum in different agro-ecological zones of Central Province. Field experiments were conducted from June to November 2011 to determine high yielding varieties in low and mid altitude areas of Central Province. In the low dry land conditions six varieties of sweet pepper (capsicum) were evaluated at Laloki (altitude 30 masl; 9 22.37′ S and 147 15.18′ E; temperature- max 3230 C and min 2319 C.) and in the mid altitude area of Sogeri (altitude 650 masl, Temperature - max 3027 C and min 1916 C), where only four varieties of capsicum was evaluated as compared to six varieties evaluated in Laloki. Initial findings suggest that SRC-CF 5, SRC CF 6 and Giant Bell appeared to be most promising in terms of their yield and productivity in the low altitude area. Giant Bell variety also proved promising with a significant difference in yield among the other three varieties tested in the mid altitude conditions of Central Province. However these varieties need to be evaluated further at additional locations under varying management practices to develop recommendations on varietal choice and appropriate cropping practices.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:capsicum, bell pepper, papua new guinea, cultivars, crop phenology
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop growth and development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Field grown vegetable crops
UTAS Author:Boersma, M (Dr Mark Boersma)
UTAS Author:Birch, C (Associate Professor Colin Birch)
ID Code:94068
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-08-28
Last Modified:2014-08-28
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