Technologies Developed

Technologies Developed

Recent interventions in research     

Findings approved for adoption during 2018 CSM from the Station results:

  • The nutrient application through foliar sprays (spacing – 2.0 x 2.0 m and NPK 19:19:19 spray @ 0.2% at fortnightly intervals) for the yield intensification of bush pepper under field planting was standardized.
  • The appropriate standard Simaruba glauca free from gall wasp has been identified for growing pepper. The maximum number of spikes (304.90) and yield (1.150 kg/vine) were recorded in the vines trained on Simaruba glauca.


Findings on On-Farm Testing

  • Two OFT’s are being conducted (one in Andoor village and another in Maramalai) for the outcome of the trail on “Studies on the evaluation of different standards for the growth, yield and quality of pepper”.


Findings for Information

  • Growing bush pepper at a spacing of 2.0 x 2.0 m and NPK 19:19:19 spray @ 0.2% at fortnightly intervals increases the yield
  • Pepper can be grown over the standard Simaruba glauca which is free from gall wasp
  • From 3rd year onwards, a foliage filler crop Draceana massangeana can be planted as inter crop in rubber plantations provided assured market is available. Further, bee hives can be introduced in rubber plantation to get additional revenue.
  • Foliar spray of Diammonium Phosphate 10% at four times , before flower initiation (May) during new leaves and flower emergence (June) before spike initiation (July) and at pinhead stage of berries (August) decreases the spike shedding and increase the yield of pepper, cv. Panniyur.