Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 2,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effects of different growing media on seedling quality and nutrient contents in cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata L.) 


Halil Demır *, Ersin Polat

Recieved Date: 2014-02-11, Accepted Date: 2014-04-09


This study was conducted with the aim of determining the effect of zeolite (clinoptilolite) on the seedling quality and plant nutrient contents of cabbage (Brassica oleraceae var. capitata L. cv. Brunswick). This trial was carried out in the research greenhouse located at the Seed Research and Development Center of Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey. Turf, clinoptilolite, perlite and various mixtures of these materials were used as growing media in this study. According to the results, clinoptilolite zeolite can be used as alternative material to perlite in the production of cabbage seedling together with turf. In the application of 30% zeolite, the growth criteria examined in cabbage seedling and the results of macro and micro element analyses were found to be similar to those of 30% perlite application. Therefore, 70% turf + 30% zeolite application is recommended as it was revealed that cabbage seedlings had a more balanced nutrition.


Zeolite (clinoptilolite), seedling, cabbage, turf, perlite

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Category: Environment
Pages: 1378-1381

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