Critical period for weed control in direct seeded red pepper (Capsicum annum L.)

Tursun N., Akinci I. E., ULUDAĞ A., Pamukoglu Z., Gozcu D.

Weed Biology and Management, vol.12, no.2, pp.109-115, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1445-6664.2012.00441.x
  • Journal Name: Weed Biology and Management
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-115
  • Keywords: acceptable yield loss (AYL), critical period of weed control (CPWC), direct seeded pepper, red pepper (Capsicum annum L, ), spice pepper, weeds
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Direct seeded red pepper is a cash crop in Kahramanmaraş province of Turkey as well as some other nearby provinces. Weeds are a major constraint in red pepper production. Field studies were conducted to determine critical period for weed control (CPWC) in direct seeded spice pepper in Kahramanmaraş, in 2008 and 2009. The CPWC in red pepper based on a 2.5%, 5% and 10% acceptable yield loss (AYL) was calculated by fitting logistic and Gompertz equations to relative yield data. The CPWC in red pepper was determined from 0 to 1087 growing degree days (GDD) in 2008 and from 109 to 796 GDD in 2009 for 10% AYL after crop emergence in red pepper. For 2.5-5% AYL, the CPWC starts with germination and lasts until harvest. Direct seeded red pepper is very vulnerable to weed competition and weed control programs for direct seeded spice pepper in Turkey should include pre-emergence and residual herbicides. © 2012 The Authors. Weed Biology and Management © 2012 Weed Science Society of Japan.