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Effects of Cultivar Selection and Placement of Shade Cloth on High Tunnels on Colored Bell Pepper Yield

Authors: Ajay Nair (Iowa State University) , Kristine Lang (Iowa State University)

  • Effects of Cultivar Selection and Placement of Shade Cloth on High Tunnels on Colored Bell Pepper Yield

    Horticulture Research Station

    Effects of Cultivar Selection and Placement of Shade Cloth on High Tunnels on Colored Bell Pepper Yield

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Abstract

Colored bell peppers provide an opportunity for vegetable growers to receive a price premium over unripened green bell peppers. Utilizing high tunnels to produce colored bell peppers increases fruit quality and ripening speed. Although there are benefits to high tunnel pepper production, high heat can lead to plant stress, blossom end rot, sunscald, and reduced marketable yields. The objective of this study was to identify colored bell pepper cultivars that perform well within high tunnels, plus test shade cloth treatments as a means to mitigate heat stress and improve fruit yield and quality.

How to Cite:

Nair, A. & Lang, K., (2019) “Effects of Cultivar Selection and Placement of Shade Cloth on High Tunnels on Colored Bell Pepper Yield”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018(1).

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Published on
26 Apr 2019