Sweet Pepper Case Study

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study Sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum) belongs to the family solanaceae under the genus Capsicum. It is commonly known as green pepper They are massive oval molded fruits with a stem that gives them the shape of a bell, subsequently the term bell pepper. Sweet pepper differ in colour and development stages (Duan et al., 2007). Varieties of sweet pepper include; Yolo wonder, California wonder, Green 500, Annabel, Rain hardy, Blondy, Islander, king Arthur, Bell boy North star, Midway, Camelot, Jupiter elite, Little dipper (Walsh and Hoot 2001). Sweet pepper fruits may be used as a vegetable,…show more content…
Yearly yield ranges from around 10 to 25t/ha (Norman et al., 2002). Production of Sweet pepper in Ghana is fundamentally under downpour sustained conditions bringing about a drop in supply particularly amid the dry seasons. In Ghana, Efutu municipal is noted to be one of the leading areas for sweet pepper production. Sweet pepper production is a good source of income generation for farmers (Bonsu et al., 2003). Sweet pepper is a vegetable making positive impact at the local and export markets causing an increase in its commercial value. Trade requests on sweet pepper in Ghana is low since local production confronts challenges in terms of standards. Appropriate cultivars needs to be acquired in order to meet demands. (Bonsu et al., 2003). Sweet peppers commercial value is characterized by its quality and nourishing substance and additionally its development. (Fox et al.,…show more content…
Transplanting is one of the important aspects for production system of different crops. Planting sweet pepper transplants at required depth gets the roots set in an area where there is lessening in soil temperature changes and a cooler situation prompting better plant restoration. Most sweet peppers are hand harvested at the mature green stage. It should be firm and heavy enough to withstand the slightest pressure. Sweet peppers after harvest can be put away in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. It can likewise be dried. 1.2 Problem statement Transplanting depth may have an influence on sweet pepper production. Unfortunately, sweet pepper farmers transplant sweet pepper without being aware of the effect of transplanting depth on sweet pepper growth and yield. 1.3 Justification for the study Plants established by transplanting at required depth promotes plant development. The study may serve as a means of providing information on transplanting depth required for sweet pepper production. 1.4 Aim and objectives The main objective is to determine the influence of different transplanting depth on sweet pepper growth and yield. The specific objectives were to determine the influence of different transplanting depths on • Plant height • Number of leaves per

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