The effects of five different types of planting medium on the growth performance of chilli / Fazidah Rosli … [et al.]

Rosli, Fazidah and Muhammad, Khairul lkmal and Bula, Md Jamaluddin and Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati and Abdullah, Nur Suraya and Mohammed, Anisah and Yusop, Mohamad Amir Shah and Nordin, Mohammad Ridhwan (2013) The effects of five different types of planting medium on the growth performance of chilli / Fazidah Rosli … [et al.]. In: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2013, 28-29 Oktober 2013, Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia.


The demand for chilli has increased tremendously in recent years. Chilli is a popular vegetable valued
around the world for the color, flavor, spice. and nutritional value it contributes to many meals. Recently. the
adverse effects of modern agriculture and the cause of several problems in environment have become a
serious topic discussed. The objectives of this study is to evaluate the growth performance response of
Capsicum annuum in five (5) different types of planting medium, and to determine the most suitable planting
medium for the growth of chilli. The five (5) planting medium used were the Soil Mixture, Cocoa Peat,
Organic Compost, burned Paddy Husk and also Empty Fruit Bunch. The experiment was conducted at
Taman Herba. Unit Pengurusan Ladang, UiTM Pahang from Julai to October 2012 (13 weeks). The variety
of Kulai (Line 15) and MC II were used in this experiment. A Randomized Completely Block Design
(RCBD) with five (5) treatments and four (4) replications have been employed in this experiment. The data
collected are plant height, number of leaves, fresh weight and dry weight of chilli. All the data was analyzed
using the Microsoft Excel and Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The result showed that the best
treatment was obtained when using Soil Mixture and Cocoa Peat which gave good effect on the growth
performance of chilli. But unfortunately, the result showed that Empty Fruit Bunch is not recommended to be
used as planting medium for chilli plant because it does not show good performance for chilli growth.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Rosli, Fazidah
Muhammad, Khairul lkmal
Bula, Md Jamaluddin
Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati
Abdullah, Nur Suraya
Mohammed, Anisah
Yusop, Mohamad Amir Shah
Nordin, Mohammad Ridhwan
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Cacao. Cocoa
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Vegetables
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2013
Event Dates: 28-29 Oktober 2013
Page Range: pp. 10-17
Keywords: Chilli, Planting medium, Growth performance
Date: 2013
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