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Evaluation of a compost obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry as a substrate for seedlings production.
Bioresour Technol 2007; 98(17):3294-7BT

Abstract

A composted material obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry was evaluated as a substrate component for the production of tomato and lettuce seedlings. Four different substrates were tested: compost (100C), a mixture of 75% compost and 25% peat substrate (75C), a mixture of 50% compost and 50% peat substrate (50C), and peat-based substrate (control). Compost increased the pH of the substrate from 6.3 (control) to 6.9 (100C) but did not affect the electrical conductivity (0.26 and 0.27 mScm(-1), respectively, for control and 100C). Germination and growth of lettuce seedlings were not affected by the substrate type, contrasting with tomato seedlings where the highest growth occurred at 100C substrate. Increasing compost percentage on substrate increased nitrogen, calcium and magnesium availability and, consequently, the concentration of these elements in plant tissues increased. On the contrary, potassium and manganese concentration decreased. Results from the study suggest that the compost studied is a good alternative to peat-based substrates for the production of vegetable seedlings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, DQAA, Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017, Lisboa, Portugal.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16919933

Citation

Ribeiro, H M., et al. "Evaluation of a Compost Obtained From Forestry Wastes and Solid Phase of Pig Slurry as a Substrate for Seedlings Production." Bioresource Technology, vol. 98, no. 17, 2007, pp. 3294-7.
Ribeiro HM, Romero AM, Pereira H, et al. Evaluation of a compost obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry as a substrate for seedlings production. Bioresour Technol. 2007;98(17):3294-7.
Ribeiro, H. M., Romero, A. M., Pereira, H., Borges, P., Cabral, F., & Vasconcelos, E. (2007). Evaluation of a compost obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry as a substrate for seedlings production. Bioresource Technology, 98(17), pp. 3294-7.
Ribeiro HM, et al. Evaluation of a Compost Obtained From Forestry Wastes and Solid Phase of Pig Slurry as a Substrate for Seedlings Production. Bioresour Technol. 2007;98(17):3294-7. PubMed PMID: 16919933.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of a compost obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry as a substrate for seedlings production. AU - Ribeiro,H M, AU - Romero,A M, AU - Pereira,H, AU - Borges,P, AU - Cabral,F, AU - Vasconcelos,E, Y1 - 2006/08/21/ PY - 2006/8/22/pubmed PY - 2007/12/6/medline PY - 2006/8/22/entrez SP - 3294 EP - 7 JF - Bioresource technology JO - Bioresour. Technol. VL - 98 IS - 17 N2 - A composted material obtained from forestry wastes and solid phase of pig slurry was evaluated as a substrate component for the production of tomato and lettuce seedlings. Four different substrates were tested: compost (100C), a mixture of 75% compost and 25% peat substrate (75C), a mixture of 50% compost and 50% peat substrate (50C), and peat-based substrate (control). Compost increased the pH of the substrate from 6.3 (control) to 6.9 (100C) but did not affect the electrical conductivity (0.26 and 0.27 mScm(-1), respectively, for control and 100C). Germination and growth of lettuce seedlings were not affected by the substrate type, contrasting with tomato seedlings where the highest growth occurred at 100C substrate. Increasing compost percentage on substrate increased nitrogen, calcium and magnesium availability and, consequently, the concentration of these elements in plant tissues increased. On the contrary, potassium and manganese concentration decreased. Results from the study suggest that the compost studied is a good alternative to peat-based substrates for the production of vegetable seedlings. SN - 0960-8524 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16919933/Evaluation_of_a_compost_obtained_from_forestry_wastes_and_solid_phase_of_pig_slurry_as_a_substrate_for_seedlings_production_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0960-8524(06)00296-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -