Evaluation of potting mixtures and humidity conditions for rooting and establishment of plagiotropic branches of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.)

Ramya Mol K.A., Harsha K.N., Saju K.A.*, Pradip Kumar K.

Abstract


Bush pepper grown from the lateral branches (plagiotrops) of black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) has the advantage of growing as a garden plant without standards for trailing and there is surge in demand for planting materials. An experiment was conducted to standardize suitable rooting conditions for the production of bush pepper in which, potting mixture (soil and vermicompost in 3:1 proportion) and coir pith compost, alone and in combination were evaluated for the rooting and establishment of bush pepper with and without humid chambers. The laterals of black pepper variety Panniyur 1 were used. There were nine treatments with three replications each. After 50 days of planting it was observed that, the largest number of laterals established where coir pith compost in 8 x 5 cm black nursery bags and kept under humid chamber (T2 / 63.3 %) followed by coir pith compost in 19” x 8” transparent LDPE bags, planted the cuttings and tied the mouth for retaining humidity (T8 / 60.8%). In both the cases the planting medium used was coir pith compost. Hence it is inferred that coir pith compost could be used as medium for rooting and establishment of laterals for large scale production of bush pepper.


Keywords


Bush pepper; establishment; laterals; plagiotrops; planting material; rooting

Full Text:

PDF

References


Lakshmana M, Hanumanthappa M, Sunil C. “Effect of propagation method on successful growth performance of pepper plants”. In: Proceedings - National Seminar on Planting Material Production in Spices, (eds. S K Malhothra, K Kandiannan, K Mini Raj, V P Neema, D Prasath, V Srinivasan, H Cheriyan and Femina), Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Kohzikode, Kerala, India (2016): 124-129.

Madhura D, Chandini S. “Growth of bush pepper (Piper nigrum L.) plants as influenced by light and nutrients”. J Spices and Aromatic Crops. 9 (2000): 105-109.

Nybe EV, Mini Raj N, Kandiannan K. “Planting material production technology in vegetatively propagated perennial spice crops-black pepper, nut meg, cinnamon, cambodge and tamarind”. In: Proceedings - National Seminar on Planting Material Production in Spices, (eds. S K Malhothra, K Kandiannan, K Mini Raj, V P Neema, D Prasath, V Srinivasan, H Cheriyan and Femina), Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Kohzikode, Kerala, India (2016): 2-24.

Prakash KM, Manoj PS, Radhakrishnan P. “Bush pepper-A profitable venture by an innovative farmer. In: Proceedings - National Seminar on Planting Material Production in Spices, (eds. S K Malhothra, K Kandiannan, K Mini Raj, V P Neema, D Prasath, V Srinivasan, H Cheriyan and Femina), Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Kohzikode, Kerala, India (2016): 233-234.

Wahid P, Sitepu D. “Current status and future prospect of pepper development in Indonesia”. Food and Agricultural Organization, Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand (1987): 104 pp.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.21746/aps.2017.05.003

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2017 Annals of Plant Sciences

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Manuscript Submissions:

Authors can submit their manuscript/s prepared in MS Word including Tables and Figures (If Any) at appropriate positions, can be submitted through Online Manuscript Submission System  or E-mail to editor@annalsofplantsciences.com