• Chile Pepper Variety Trial in Graham County, 1993

      Clark, Lee J.; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1994-09)
      A chile variety trial with 12 cultivars (including one jalapeño variety) was planted in Graham county in 1993. An Alpha selection from Ed Curry was the top yielding variety, producing 9.4 tons/acre. Marketable yields were suppressed by high incidence of blossom-end rot. Yields and fruit characterization of all varieties are included in this paper.
    • Chile Pepper Variety Trial in Greenlee County, 1993

      Clark, Lee J.; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1994-09)
      A green chile variety trial was planted in the Duncan area of Greenlee county with eleven entries. Curry #9 was the top yielding variety with a yield over 15 tons per acre. Fruit of all varieties were characterized by length, width and taste qualities.
    • Effect of Methanol Treatments on Chile Pepper and Seedless Watermelon Production in Central Arizona, 1993

      Oebker, N. F.; Molin, W. T.; Gibson, R.; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1994-09)
    • Field Testing of Potential New Fungicides for Control of Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot of Chile Pepper

      Matheron, M. E.; Call, R. E.; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1994-09)
      Root and crown rot and blight of chile peppers is caused by the soil -borne plant pathogenic fungus Phytophthora capsici. The root and crown rot phases of the disease are favored by saturated soil conditions, while rainfall accompanied by wind helps initiate the blight phase. The purpose of this study was to evaluate potential new fungicides for disease control. Some treatments of Aliette and Fluazinam as well as Ridomil tended to reduce the incidence of disease in this trial. However, the high variability in disease incidence among the replicates of each treatment prevented the demonstration of statistically significant differences in this study. We hope to repeat this trial next year and achieve more definite results.
    • Pepper Variety Trial in Cochise County, 1993

      Clark, L. J.; Call, R. E.; Oebker, N. F.; Oebker, Norman F. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1994-09)
      A variety trial including 12 long green chile varieties, 6 jalapeño varieties and 3 paprika varieties was implemented in Cochise county in 1993. Alpha was the top yielding green chile with a yield of 23.8 tons per acre and Fresno lead the jalapeño varieties with a yield over 30 ton per acre. Conquistador variety of paprika appeared to have a slight advantage over the other varieties in its class. A characterization of the fruit from the varieties tested are given in this paper.