RESEARCH ON STRAWBERRY PLUG PLANTS IN SOILLESS COLTIVATION

Alessandra Moncada, Fabio D'Anna, Giuseppina Caracciolo

Risultato della ricerca: Otherpeer review

Abstract

n recent years, the main advances in strawberry cultivation in Italy have regardedcultivation techniques, the use of alternatives to methyl bromide and the type ofpropagation material used. Fresh plants have taken over from cold-stored plants in 60%of cases. This prompted the need for new studies on the cultivation of fresh strawberryplants carried out in Sicilian nurseries. This report illustrates the results of a trialcarried out in Sicily to find the best plug plants grown by four nurseries located atdifferent altitudes (Madonie mountains, Sicani mountains, Nebrodi mountans) and on theplain (Marsala) and with an open cycle soilless system. The trial was carried out at ourexperimental fields located in Palermo, in a cold greenhouse. Tudla plug plantsoriginating from four areas of Sicily were planted in the last week of September. Plugplants produced by plants from high altitude nurseries ripen earlier than the others.The yield and average berry weight of plug plants from nurseries located in the highmountain areas (Sicani mountains, Nebrodi mountains) (yield 59 t/ha and average weight21.5 g) are better than those from the plain (Marsala) (yield 41 t/ha and average weight19.6 g) and the mid mountain area (Madonie mountains) (yield 34 t/ha and average weight19.6 g).
Lingua originaleEnglish
Pagine515-517
Numero di pagine3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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