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Original Research Article

Year: 2014 | Month: November | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 11-15

Impact of Treated Paperboard Mill Effluent Irrigation on Yield and Quality of Chillies

S. Ponmani1, C. Udayasoorian2

1Dryland Agricultural Research Station, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University,  Chettinad-630 102, India
2Department of Environmental Sciences, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, India

Corresponding Author: S. Ponmani


A study has been conducted to use the treated paperboard mill effluent and well water with the combination of amendments viz., Biomanure (BM), Vermicompost (VC), Farmyard manure (FYM) and Fly ash (FA) for cultivating vegetable crop chillies to assess their impact on yield and fruit quality. The treatment combination of biomanure @ 5 t ha-1 + vermicompost @ 3.5 t ha-1 + fly ash @ 5 t ha-1 + 100 % NPK  performed better than rest of the treatments. Application of FA, BM and VC along with effluent irrigation had increased the yield of chillies viz., fruit length, fruit width and fruit weight. The yield increased was recorded 20.90 per cent over control (100 % NPK alone). The quality parameters viz., ascorbic acid, capsaicin and oleoresin in chillies were higher under effluent irrigation and amendments addition.

Key words: Treated paperboard mill effluent, solid wastes, chillies, quality parameters

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