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ARAUJO NETO, Sebastião Elviro de et al. Organic production of seedlings of sweet pepper with different substrates. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.5, pp. 1408-1413. Epub May 22, 2009. ISSN 1678-4596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782009005000099.
The seedling's stage in the horticulture is fundamental to obtain good yield, and the substrate is the largest responsible for that. The objective of this research was to identify combination of organic residues in the confection of substrates for production of sweet pipper seedlings cv. Casca Dura Avelar. Seeds were sowed in plastic glasses of 180cm3, containing mixtures of organic residues in each substrate, as it follows: T1 Plantimax® (treatment control), T2 compost organic + coconut peel (1:1 v/v), T3 compost organic + bed-of-chicken + peel-of-rice carbonized (1:1:1 v/v), T4 compost organic + manure bovine + peel-of-rice carbonized (1:1:1 v/v), T5 compost organic + earthworm casting + peel-of-rice carbonized (1:1:1 v/v), T6 compost organic + earthworm casting + pit of triturated açaí (1:1:1 v/v), T7 compost organic + earthworm casting + peel of triturated coconut (1:1:1 v/v), T8 compost organic + manure bovine + peel of triturated coconut (1:1:1 v/v). The experiment followed a completely randomized design with eigth treatments and four replicates and three plants per plot. There was effect of the substrate in the production of seedlings of sweet pepper for all the analyzed characteristics. The substrate Plantmax® was what presented better acting. Among the alternative substrates, the T5 was what presented the best result.
Keywords : Capsicum annuum; organic manuring; propagation.