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Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) 1997

Tomato production under protected soilless culture

RAAD Renata Hamid

Titre : Tomato production under protected soilless culture

Auteur : RAAD Renata Hamid

Etablissement de soutenance : Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Grade : Master of Science : Land and water resource management : irrigated agriculture 1997

The trial was conducted to evaluate the tomato growing parameters, water consumption and yield quantity and quality under the substrates (sand, pozzolana and perlite) for the two tomato cultivars : Fanta and RS 90171. Experimentally, the results showed that soilless cultivation of tomato is very promising giving yield 3 to 5 times greater than protected soil culture, shortening the cropping period by nearly one month, notable reduction in fertilisers needs, eliminating many of the problems encountered in open field cultivation. It also showed its advantages on protected soil cultivation giving better quality fruits. The success or the failure of the system is a function of several parameters that must be carefully considered : particularly the choice of the substrate, the cultivar, the nutrient solution as well as the control of both salinity and pH during the cropping cycle

Mots clés : tomato, soilless culture, substrate, sand, pozzolana, perlite, nutrient solution, yield, growth

Document source : page 62

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