Effect of Seaweed Combined With an Endophytic Microbial Consortium on Two Varieties of Chili


In Indonesia, the chili (Capsicum annuum L.) is popular. Unfortunately, its current productivity is lower than its potential yield. The low productivity is due to the cultivation methods or varieties used in the field. Seaweed is a known bio-stimulant and combining it with a microbial consortium could be an effective way to boost crop productivity. The goal of this study was to examine how a combination of bio stimulants enriched with a microbial consortium can affect the productivity of two chili varieties, Tanjung-2 and Ciko. The experiment used a complete randomized block design with a single factor, namely a combination of bio-stimulants (B1-B6). In comparison to other formulas, the bio-stimulant B4 formula was found to be the most effective.

Keywords: bio stimulant; chili; endophytic microbial consortium; seaweed

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