Keywords : Capsicum

Effect of soil mulching on growth , sweet pepper Capsicum sp yield and some properties of salty soil

I. K. Al-Hadithi

ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, 2006, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 15-20

Field experiment was conducted at the period from March 1996 to November 1996 to study the effect of soil mulching on growth, yield of sweet pepper and some soil properties of salty soil. Results showed that soil salinity at depth (0-20) decreased from 9.5ds/m to 5ds/m and the temperature of soil decreased for depth 10cm by mean 5 c in April and 4 C in June under soil mulching conditions. The yield of pepper increased about 50%.Aconsiderable saving (39%) in the quantity of water used for irrigation was achieved under soil mulching. Water use efficiency also increased about 146% by using at soil mulching.