by aditya abhishek
If you follow modern scientific capsicum farming techniques, then you can harvest up to 230-300 quintal of capsicum per acre in a season from which you can earn around 2 Lakhs rupees.
Well drained soils that are rich in organic matter with soil pH around 5.5 to 6.8 are good for this crop. Get your soil tested to get fertilizer dozes recommendation.
They are suited for cool climatic conditions where average daily temperature remains around 18 to 25 degrees Celsius. Avoid cultivating them in warm tropicals.
Sow capsicum seeds 28 to 30 days before plantation in raised beds or germination pots. Drench soil with Trichoderma + Pseudomonas culture @ 2% before sowing of seeds.
Popular high yielding hybrid varieities are Indra, Sun 1090 & Green Gold while open pollinated varieties are Arka Gaurav, Arka Basant, California wonder, etc.
Drench seedlings under 15 minutes in trichoderma + Pseudomonas 10% culture before sowing. Plant at distance of 60 cm x 70 cm.
You can irrigate once after every 7 to 10 days. Make sure to avoid waterlogging in the farm to protect plants from fungal diseases.
Apply 5 Kilograms of Farm Yard Manure, 200 grams of Neem cake, per metre square at the time of plantation. After 1 month of plantation you can apply jeevamrut & vermicompost.
150 to 160 days after plantation, you can start harvesting fully matured green fruits before ripening. From 1 hectare farm you can harvest around 15 tonnes of capsicum.
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