YIELD AND QUALITY OF 'ICEBERG' LETTUCE APPLIED WITH NOVEL ORGANIC NUTRIENT SOLUTION UNDER AGGREGATE HYDROPONIC SYSTEM

R.A. Caralde, R.A. Salas
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is a high-value leafy vegetable that can be produced under aggregate hydroponics system. The study was conducted to determine the responses of ‘Iceberg’ lettuce to application of novel organic nutrient solution derived from A. pintoi leaves, G. sepium leaves and Musa sp. peel solution. The plants were grown under aggregate hydroponics system in a protected structure. They were applied with the organic solution with or without inorganic salts. The commercial hydroponic alternative to Peter’s hydrosol solution served as control. The novel organic nutrient solution alone produced the highest yield and best quality lettuce. This indicates that the novel organic solution can be used as a good nutrient source for the production of lettuce in soilless culture.
Caralde, R.A. and Salas, R.A. (2015). YIELD AND QUALITY OF 'ICEBERG' LETTUCE APPLIED WITH NOVEL ORGANIC NUTRIENT SOLUTION UNDER AGGREGATE HYDROPONIC SYSTEM. Acta Hortic. 1088, 473-476
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.85
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1088.85
Lactuca sativa L., hydroponics, organic nutrient solution, quality
English

Acta Horticulturae