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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 1191-1198
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1191.1198
 
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Long Term Effects of Reclaimed Water on Rose and Carnation Cut Flower Crops in Soil and Soilless Media

M.I. Safi, A. Fardous, M. Muddaber, S. El-Zuraiqi, A. Balaweneh, L. Al-Hadidi and I. Bashabsheh

Abstract:
The effect of three irrigation regimes of low quality water (the effluent of reclaimed wastewater from Ramtha treating plant) on soil, drained water and plant tissue chemical composition of First Red cut flower rose cultivar grown on three rootstocks Rosa indica, Rosa canina and Natal Briar and three carnation cultivars `Voyore, Diana and Chad` was investigated in two separate experiments for two successive years 2003 and 2004 in two planting media soil and Zeotuff. After two years of growing roses and carnations in soil using reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, Ca reached intermediate concentrations, Mg very highly accumulated, Na showed high levels, P showed low levels, while K was very highly accumulated in both soil depths. Mn, Cu and Zn showed no accumulation in soil, Fe reached high levels in both years of irrigation in the two depths. According to the optimum nutrient`s levels in rose tissue declared by the literature, the only macro and micro element`s accumulation was recorded for Sodium in the tissue of first red rose planted in both media during both years and Iron in both media during the first year only, regardless of water treatment. While it was recorded for Mg in the tissue of carnations regardless of cultivar in tuff medium during both years and Fe in both media during the first year only, regardless of water treatment.
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M.I. Safi, A. Fardous, M. Muddaber, S. El-Zuraiqi, A. Balaweneh, L. Al-Hadidi and I. Bashabsheh, 2007. Long Term Effects of Reclaimed Water on Rose and Carnation Cut Flower Crops in Soil and Soilless Media. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 1191-1198.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.1191.1198

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.1191.1198

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