J. van den Ende, R. de Graaf
For water application to hothouse tomatoes, a sprinkling method with which the entire soil surface is wetted has been used in The Netherlands for many years. For a few years, however, some other methods of water supply are coming into use, methods with which the water is applied in spots or strips. In the use of spot- or strip-watering, work can be carried out in the crop at any moment because the crop and the picking paths remain dry.

At the Research Station at Naaldwijk, some watering methods were compared with each other in experiments with hothouse tomatoes. In these experiments, the usual sprinkling method gave less satisfaction than methods of spot- and strip-watering. It is likely that the water supply to the crop was more regular in the last-mentioned methods. The water was applied frequently and was brought close to the roots with these methods.

van den Ende, J. and de Graaf, R. (1974). COMPARISON OF METHODS OF WATER SUPPLY TO HOTHOUSE TOMATOES. Acta Hortic. 35, 61-70
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1974.35.9

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