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Organic, Agricultural and Forest by-Products of Oaxaca (Mexico) as a Substratum Base in the Production of Cut Flowers
Áreas de investigación
  • Agricultura
The research for alternative materials to those currently used in the cultivation of crops without soil (peat, mineral wool, perlite, etc.), starting with locally produced materials, is the priority at a local, national and global level. There are many organic materials resulting from human activity that can be used as components or crop substrata, and their application is an adequate form of reutilisation and reduction of waste. These by-products originate from different sources: forestry, agriculture and cattle-rearing. For the employment of the majority of organic by-products, a process of composting prior to their crop usage is necessary, pine bark and maguey husks as examples (Mescal residue, an alcoholic drink produced with Agave). The objective was to evaluate, form an agronomical perspective, six substrata with a base of peat, pine bark and maguey husk in Gerbera and Alstroemeria. The cultivation process was carried out in plastic boxes of 50×33×25 cm, the mixtures having being saturated with water previous to plantation, and fertirrigation and corresponding agronomical techniques were applied. The physical and chemical properties of the mixtures were determined before and after the cultivation. The peat based mixture presented no significant differences in comparison with the composted pine bark and maguey husk. Judging by our findings, we may conclude that the mixtures with composted pine bark and maguey husk act as an alternative for reducing the use of peat in the production of Gerbera and Alstroemeria.
Nombre congreso
Congreso Internacional de Ciencias Hortícolas. IHC Lisboa 2010
Tipo de participación
Lugar del congreso
Lisboa, Portugal
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  • Autor: Alberto Masaguer Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: B. Zárate
  • Autor: D. Guzmán
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