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Use of municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) as a growing medium in the nursery production of tomato plants.
Bioresour Technol 2008; 99(2):287-96BT

Abstract

Five media prepared from old peat (OP), white peat (WP) and municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) were used to determine optimum growing media for tomatoes (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill. cv "Atletico"). The mixtures of substrates used were: OP (65%)+WP (30%)+perlite (5%), OP (65%)+MSWC (30%)+perlite (5%), WP (65%)+OP (30%)+perlite (5%), WP (65%)+MSWC (30%)+perlite (5%), MSWC (65%)+WP (30%)+perlite (5%). Various seedling indices were measured in order to assess the quality of the nursery-produced plant. Nursery-produced tomato seedlings grown in WP (65%)+MSWC (30%) displayed quality indices similar to those recorded for conventional mixtures of old and white peat sphagnum, due to a correct balance between the compost nutrient supply and the porosity and aeration provided by white peat.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Departamento de Ciencias y Recursos Agrícolas y Forestales, University of Córdoba, Campus de Rabanales, Edificio C-4 Celestino Mutis, Ctra de Madrid, km 396, 14071, Córdoba, Spain.No 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

17344043

Citation

Herrera, F, et al. "Use of Municipal Solid Waste Compost (MSWC) as a Growing Medium in the Nursery Production of Tomato Plants." Bioresource Technology, vol. 99, no. 2, 2008, pp. 287-96.
Herrera F, Castillo JE, Chica AF, et al. Use of municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) as a growing medium in the nursery production of tomato plants. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99(2):287-96.
Herrera, F., Castillo, J. E., Chica, A. F., & López Bellido, L. (2008). Use of municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) as a growing medium in the nursery production of tomato plants. Bioresource Technology, 99(2), pp. 287-96.
Herrera F, et al. Use of Municipal Solid Waste Compost (MSWC) as a Growing Medium in the Nursery Production of Tomato Plants. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99(2):287-96. PubMed PMID: 17344043.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Use of municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) as a growing medium in the nursery production of tomato plants. AU - Herrera,F, AU - Castillo,J E, AU - Chica,A F, AU - López Bellido,L, Y1 - 2007/03/06/ PY - 2006/07/28/received PY - 2006/11/21/revised PY - 2006/12/20/accepted PY - 2007/3/9/pubmed PY - 2008/1/8/medline PY - 2007/3/9/entrez SP - 287 EP - 96 JF - Bioresource technology JO - Bioresour. Technol. VL - 99 IS - 2 N2 - Five media prepared from old peat (OP), white peat (WP) and municipal solid waste compost (MSWC) were used to determine optimum growing media for tomatoes (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill. cv "Atletico"). The mixtures of substrates used were: OP (65%)+WP (30%)+perlite (5%), OP (65%)+MSWC (30%)+perlite (5%), WP (65%)+OP (30%)+perlite (5%), WP (65%)+MSWC (30%)+perlite (5%), MSWC (65%)+WP (30%)+perlite (5%). Various seedling indices were measured in order to assess the quality of the nursery-produced plant. Nursery-produced tomato seedlings grown in WP (65%)+MSWC (30%) displayed quality indices similar to those recorded for conventional mixtures of old and white peat sphagnum, due to a correct balance between the compost nutrient supply and the porosity and aeration provided by white peat. SN - 0960-8524 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17344043/Use_of_municipal_solid_waste_compost__MSWC__as_a_growing_medium_in_the_nursery_production_of_tomato_plants_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0960-8524(07)00018-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -