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Paprika (Capsicum annum var. longum)
Solanaceae

Varieties
Arka Abir, Kt-Pl-18, Kt-Pl-19

Arka abhir Paprika plant

Local type
Warangal chilli, Byadagi Kaddi

Soil
Well-drained sandy loam or clay saline free soil is preferable. It can be grown on any fertile well-drained soil suitable for chillies cultivation with pH 6 - 7

Season of sowing
June - July.

Seed rate
600 g/ha.

Spacing
Hills: 45x 45 cm
Plains: 60 x 45 cm

Nursery
Prepare 10 - 12 beds of 7 m long 1.2 m wide and 15 cm height .
Apply 15 - 20 kg well decomposed compost and 500 g of 15:15:15 NPK complex fertilizer to each bed 15 to 20 days before sowing.
Sow the seeds in rows 10 cm apart at 0.5 cm deep.

Transplanting
35 40 days old seedlings are ready for transplanting.
Healthy seedlings may be transplanted at a spacing of 45 cm apart.

Application of fertilizers
Apply FYM 20 - 25 tonnes / ha, 60, 100 and 60 kg NPK / ha as basal, 20 kg N and 20 kg K three weeks after transplanting and 40 kg N and 40 kg K / ha six weeks after transplanting as top dressing.

Diseases

Anthracnose
Seed treatment with carbendazim (2 g / kg seed) and spray with mancozeb 2 g/lit.
Spray Mancozeb 2 g/l.

Fruit rot
Spray Copper oxychloride @ 2.5 g/l.

Powdery mildew
Spray Wettable sulphur @ 0.3%.

Yield
25 - 35 t/ha

Srouce:
https://www.iihr.res.in
Updated on Dec. 2022
 
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