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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 545-554
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2006.545.554
 
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Evaluation of Alternative Substrates for Bedding Plants
Di Benedetto , Adalberto , Juan Cruz Petracchi , Gustavo Marcella , Pablo Montaron and Walter Chavez

Abstract:
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of some locally produced alternative substrates (River Waste-and Argentinean peat-base) on the growth of three bedding annual plants. Results showed that it is possible to obtain high quality Viola wittrokiana, Petunia x hybrida and Impatiens wallerana plants grown in a soilless media containing Argentinean (Sphagnum and Carex) peat (a material from younger weatlands) and river waste, but the most new growing media can not be analyzed through the conventional methods of analysis used for peat-based media and a new analytical approach is demanding. The effect of changes in dry weight gain, root:shoot ratio, root length and leaf area developed on grower returns and post-sale behavior are discussed.
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Di Benedetto , Adalberto , Juan Cruz Petracchi , Gustavo Marcella , Pablo Montaron and Walter Chavez , 2006. Evaluation of Alternative Substrates for Bedding Plants. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 1: 545-554.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2006.545.554

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2006.545.554

 
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