Horticultural Studies (HortiS) 2011, Vol 28, Num, 1     (Pages: 1-11)

EFFECTS OF SALINE IRRIGATION WATER APPLICATIONS ON YIELDS OF SOME PEPPER PURE LINES

Akın TEPE 1 ,Harun KAYA 2 ,Gökmen BATMAZ 3 ,C. Fehmi ÖZKAN 1 ,E. Işıl DEMİRTAŞ 1

1 Batı Akdeniz Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü, Antalya
2 Develi İlçe Tarım Müdürlüğü, Kayseri
3 Tarımsal Üretim ve Geliştirme Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara
Viewed : 1909 - Downloaded : 941 Irrigation water of sufficient quantity and quality from natural sources for agricultural production are becoming increasingly difficult. Growing area of pepper which is susceptible to salinity and irrigation water is negatively affected increasing salinization. In this study, the performance of the yield of pure lines of some pepper plants irrigated with irrigation water containing different levels of salt was compared. In the experiment, 6 lines each year, a total of 18 pepper lines were tested as pure line. Lines were tested in the spring and fall growing periods, including two terms per year. Growing was carried out in the pots containing a mixture of soil + peat + perlite. The experiment was established as a randomized block design with three replications and totally 24 plants used in each repetition. Plants irrigated with water of four different EC, such as fertilizer + irrigation water = 1.5 mS cm-1 (control), fertilizer + irrigation water + NaCl = 2.5 mS cm-1, fertilizer + irrigation water + NaCl = 3.5 mS cm-1 and fertilizer + irrigation water + NaCl = 4.5 mS cm-1,. Each group were subjected to statistical analysis in itself. As a result, no: 34 pure line with 3.5 mS cm-1 in autumn term and with 2,5 mS cm-1 in spring term, were in the same group with control. This kind of revealed pepper lines will be used in problem areas and were transferred to pepper breeding gene pool. Keywords : Salinity, Salt tolerance, NaCl, Pepper