chapter  14
10 Pages

Water Use Efficiency for Sweet Peppers

WithA. S. Lodhi, Arun Kaushal, Kamal G. Singh

Sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L. var. grossum) or also called bell pepper is one of the most popular and high value vegetable crop grown throughout the world [9]. Sweet pepper is more sensitive to environment, especially soil moisture and temperature. Soil moisture is one of the predominant factors influencing sweet pepper productivity [6] and drip irrigation is the best alternative. Hanson et al. [4] indicated that the consumed water in the drip method is 40% less than that of the furrow method. Ngouajio et al. [11] showed that drip irrigation reduced water consumption by 20% compared to the furrow irrigation.