Sequential productivity and quality of pepper crop as affected by cultivation practices
Agriculture is an environmental polluter but also the main food provider for humans and animals. Chaotic exploitation of water and soil resources, excessive use of pesticides has led to problems with serious consequences affecting environmental quality and human health. This study was designed in order to allow the selection of resistant material, able to perform in conditions of ecological cultivation. The focus was on Capsicum annum L. var. grossum, C. annum L. var. tetragonum C. annum L. var. longum, cultivated in organic and conventional system. In our study we made investigations regarding the morphological and physiological characteristics, related to crop quality and yield, in order to establish the suitability for cultivation in two different culture systems: conventional and ecological. The biological material was represented by 10 different genotypes for each type (longum, grossum, annuum). Our investigations were performed during the growth and development process and the investigated parameters were related to yield capacity in two different cultivation systems. The obtained ecological yield, with minimum environmental inputs demonstrates that all types of investigated peppers are suitable for cultivation in an organic system. The results are presented comparative and for each type and the best variants were introduced in a breeding program for organic agriculture.
Brezeanu, C., Brezeanu, P.M., Ambăruş, S., Antal, C.A. and Cristea, T.O. (2020). Sequential productivity and quality of pepper crop as affected by cultivation practices. Acta Hortic. 1268, 95-104
organic, conventional, vegetables