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Effects of increasing salinity on fruit development and growth of tomato grown in soil-less culture.

Fecha de publicación:
9 de julio de 2003

There is likely to be increased use of soil-less growing systems using re-circulation in the greenhouse-based horticultural systems of coastal south-eastern (SE) Spain, because of social pressure to reduce nutrient loss to the environment and the higher efficiencies in water and fertiliser use. In this region, irrigation is conducted with groundwater with moderate salinity, which is further increased by the continuous application of nutrients using fertigation. For the adoption of soil-less growing systems using re-circulation, it is essential that the effects of salinity on crops be understood, and that optimal management strategies be developed. The ...