Establishment of Chili Seedlings Using Different Types of Media

Joanna, Joan Mandie (2022) Establishment of Chili Seedlings Using Different Types of Media. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Chili is an important vegetable crop in Malaysia. Growing media support early crop growth through shoot and root establishment. Therefore, this study was executed to quantify early seedlings growth and development of chili plants grown using four types of media. A Completely Randomized Design experiment was initiated on four growing media (cocopeat, biochar mixture, peat moss and Jiffy-7) with 51 replicates per treatment. After 56 days from sowing, results found that peat moss media gave the best growth and development performance of chili seedlings. Individuals grown on peat moss had the tallest height of 18.8 cm and the heaviest shoot of 0.90 g/plant. Additionally, peat moss and Jiffy-7 media produced seedlings with similar performance in total leaf production (~18 leaves/plant), root weight (~0.15 g/plant) and chlorophyll content (~51.7 SPAD unit). In contrast, slower growth was observed in both cocopeat and biochar treatments in terms of plant height (~8.3 cm), shoot weight (0.14 g/plant) and root weight (0.04 g/plant). Furthermore, peat moss took the shortest time, for nine days among all growing media for the 50% of the seedlings to emerge and cocopeat gave a final satisfactory number of 16 seedlings population compared.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chili, growth, development, emerge, final seedlings population
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 03:07
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 03:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/39494

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