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Quality of vegetables grown on hidroponics in rookwool

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.03.01  Biotechnical sciences  Plant production  Agricultural plants 

Code Science Field
B006  Biomedical sciences  Agronomics 
B390  Biomedical sciences  Phytotechny, horticulture, crop protection, phytopathology 
Hydroponics, quality, yield, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, production stress, water, nutrients, chemical analysis, degustation
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Researchers (3)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  02085  PhD Franc Batič  Plant production  Researcher  1998 - 1999  816 
2.  05964  PhD Jože Osvald  Plant production  Head  1998 - 1999  464 
3.  17762  PhD Dragan Žnidarčič  Interdisciplinary research  Researcher  1998 - 1999  496 
Quality of vegetables often depends on genetic character of plant variety and species as well as on production circumstances. Chosen production technologies often impacts on yield quality. Hydroponic production, as one of the recent technologies, is often accepted with doubts among consumers. They quess, that yield produced with hydroponics, has lower quality values than the one produced in soil. This claims are rejected, what results of our research proves. In research, that we work on, yield quality produced on hydroponics is observed (production of Solanaceae on rockwool is selected, as the most spread hydroponic production method). With simulations of water and nutrient stress, we have examined organolepticlly as well as with chemical analysis, the state of stress and it''s impact on quality of the yield. Correlation between stress situations and it''s effect on yield quality is observed. Special attention is given to the comparison of hydroponic production on rockwool slabs and thin layer system in rockwool with production in soil. Fotosynthetic activity is measured at different development and nutrition stages. Impact of production technology on yield quality and on economy of production, was detailly analysed.
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