Effects of Light Intensity and Mycorrhiza Association on the Growth Performance of Capsicum annum

  • Anisah MohammedEmail author
  • Mohamad Amir Shah Yusop
Conference paper


The study was conducted to examine the effects of light intensity and mycorrhiza inoculation toward the growth and yield performance of Capsicum annum. Split-plot design was employed as an experimental design consists of 13 treatments including control with three replications. Four different levels of shade percentage: 0, 30, 50, 70 % and four different rates of mycorrhiza: 0, 50, 60, 70 g were used in this study. Shading was designed as main plot and mycorrhiza as subplot. Data of plant height, size of leaves, number of fruits, fresh weight of fruits, fresh weight of roots, and dry weight of roots were collected. 70 % shading and 60 g mycorrhiza gave the highest plant height with 40.70 cm. 50 % shading and 40 g mycorrhiza was highest in leaf size with 14.50 cm. Plant grown under 30 % shading and 60 g mycorrhiza was the highest in fruit number and fresh fruit weight. Application of 50 % shading and 60 g mycorrhiza contribute to the highest in root weight. Shading was contributed to the significant effect on growth and yield response of Capsicum annum.


Capsicum annum Mycorrhiza Shading 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Plantation & AgrotechnologyUniversiti Teknologi MARAJengkaMalaysia

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