EFFECTS OF WATER STRESS AT DIFFERENT GROWTH STAGES ON PEPPER YIELD
The effects of water stress occuring at various stages during the growth cycle of peppers were studied in greenhouse-grown plants under stable climatic conditions. The water stress was applied to 4 phenological stages: vegetative growth, flowering, fruit setting and fruit formation. An evaluation of the sensitivity of phenological stages submitted to identical water stress was obtained by comparing 4 yield components analyzed on a plant scale (fresh and dry weight, fruit size and number) to those of a well-irrigated plant. The sensitivity was gratest at the early fruit setting stage. These observations could have an effect on methods for care and irrigation of peppers.
KATERJI, N., MASTRORILLI, M. and HAMDY, A. (1993). EFFECTS OF WATER STRESS AT DIFFERENT GROWTH STAGES ON PEPPER YIELD. Acta Hortic. 335, 165-172