Almond waste: A new ecology-friendly alternative substrate in tomato culture

M. Urrestarazu, M. C. Salas, A. Matarín, G. Martínez, M. L. Segura

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Abstract

The woody endocarp of almond fruits is a waste product for which no important industrial uses have been developed and previously it has been incinerated or dumped without control. In the current study, tomato plants were grown in a plastic-house under semi-arid conditions in the South-East of Spain. Different agricultural systems, coconut coir bags and almond waste bags, were tested in order to optimise the use of water and fertilizers, to minimize environmental pollution and increase the quality of fruits. The effect of both systems on yield and fertigation requirements was evaluated and discussed in terms of environmental factors. The results suggested that no important differences were present. Therefore, almond waste residues seem to be an acceptable substrate substitute for peat and rockwool in soilless crops.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationAlmond waste: A new ecology-friendly alternative substrate in tomato culture
Pages285-288
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789066057074
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventActa Horticulturae -
Duration: 1 Jan 2004 → …

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NameActa Horticulturae
Volume638
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Conference

ConferenceActa Horticulturae
Period1/01/04 → …

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Urrestarazu, M., Salas, M. C., Matarín, A., Martínez, G., & Segura, M. L. (2004). Almond waste: A new ecology-friendly alternative substrate in tomato culture. In Almond waste: A new ecology-friendly alternative substrate in tomato culture (pp. 285-288). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 638). https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2004.638.38
Urrestarazu, M. ; Salas, M. C. ; Matarín, A. ; Martínez, G. ; Segura, M. L. / Almond waste: A new ecology-friendly alternative substrate in tomato culture. Almond waste: A new ecology-friendly alternative substrate in tomato culture. 2004. pp. 285-288 (Acta Horticulturae).
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