EFFECT OF FERTIGATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ON SWEET PEPPER SEEDLINGS QUALITY
Experiments were carried out to investigate the effect of Brazilian commercial substrates and environmental conditions on sweet pepper seedlings development and quality. Arc-type greenhouse covered with colourless polyethylene film, and screen-houses with reflective and coloured nets were used. Morphological measures and meteorological data were related to assess the seedlings quality. Experiments showed significant differences between the substrates on the seedlings development. The arc-type greenhouse promoted better sweet pepper seedling quality than the screenhouses. Changes on temperature influenced sweet pepper seedlings quality more than changes on radiation.
Ferreira, R.C., Farias, J.G., Santana, J.Q.R., Bezerra , R.S. and Balduino, M.P. (2014). EFFECT OF FERTIGATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ON SWEET PEPPER SEEDLINGS QUALITY. Acta Hortic. 1034, 485-492
horticulture, Solanaceae, photosynthetically active radiation, substrates, temperature