Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Yerba mate residue in substrate composition for strawberry


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


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.


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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