Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment




Vol 18, Issue 3&4,2020
Online ISSN: 1459-0263


Yerba mate residue in substrate composition for strawberry


Author(s):

Luis Sérgio Krepki,  Marcus Vinicius Cremonesi,  Fabiana Laís Rogiski,  Camila da Silva Rocha, Volnei Pauletti

Recieved Date: 2020-08-04, Accepted Date: 2020-09-26

Abstract:

The goal of this paper was to determine the ideal amount of Yerba Mate Residue (YMR) in substrate composition for strawberry cultivation in a semihydroponic system. In this sense, a greenhouse experiment was installed in a fully randomized design with four replications and eight treatments with the following compositions: 0, 10, 20, 30, 50, 75 and 100% of YMR in the substrate. The treatments with YMR received, in the mixture, 5% limestone + rock phosphate + spent vermiculite and the remaining carbonized rice husk (CRH). As for the 0% YMR treatment, it was used only commercial substrate. The evaluated variables were: number of defective fruits, fruit size, number and mass of fruits per plant, and the chemical and physical composition of the substrates. In conclusion, the use of up to 30% of YMR in the substrate composition favors the production of strawberries in number, size and mass of fruits.

Keywords:

Ilex paraguariensis, strawberry nutrition, subproducts


Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2020
Volume: 18
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 87-91


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