CAPSICUM (Capsicum annuum var. grossum L.) RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT N AND K FERTIGATION LEVELS ON YIELD, YIELD ATTRIBUTES AND WATER PRODUCTIVITY UNDER POLY HOUSE
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Capsicum (Capsicum annuum var.grossumÂ L.) also referred to as sweet or bell pepper is a highlyÂ priced vegetable crop both in the domestic andÂ international market. It is a cool season cropÂ occupying an area of 32 thousand hectares,Â producing 493 thousand metric tonnes in India. InÂ Telangana it occupies an area of 150.2 ha, with 2873Â metric tonnes production (Telangana State HorticultureÂ Mission, 2018-19). The major capsicum producing
states in India are Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka,Â Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, UttarakhandÂ and Orissa. Capsicum is a member of Solanaceae
family, native to tropical South America and wasÂ introduced in India by the Portuguese in the middleÂ of sixteenth century.