Vegetable growing on expanded clay

Slezák Katalin and Terbe István and Kis Krisztiánné: Vegetable growing on expanded clay. In: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle, (6) 1. pp. 345-350. (2011)

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As soilless gardening is becoming more popular, the broadening of knowledge on growing media with low environmental burden is continuously of interest. In the experiment we investigated the applicability of Liapor Hydro clay pebble products in greenhouse production of sweet pepper, tomato, eggplant and cucumber, using rockwool as the control medium (sweet pepper, tomato, eggplant) and peat-perlite mix (cucumber). The volume of substrate per plant was 5 liters in the case of pepper and tomato, 10 liters in the case of cucumber and 7.5 or 15 liters in the case of eggplant. Experimental results demonstrate the suitability of expanded clay as growing medium for the soilless greenhouse production of all four vegetables. In the case of eggplant, results relative to growing medium quantity, showing that the greater root volume produces greater yields, are an indication of the importance of making the choice of the volume in accordance with the growing medium.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Poster presentation
Journal or Publication Title: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle
Date: 2011
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 1788-5345
Page Range: pp. 345-350
Language: English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: Traditions, innovation, sustainability (2011) (Hódmezővásárhely)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Zöldségtermesztés
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 350. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.01. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Date Deposited: 2022. Jun. 30. 11:35
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 30. 11:35

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