Evaluation of two green composts for peat substitution in geranium (Pelargonium zonale L.) cultivation: Effect on plant growth, quality, nutrition, and photosynthesis

Evaluation of two green composts for peat substitution in geranium (Pelargonium zonale L.)... •Two locally-produced composts were used for peat substitution.•Pelargonium zonale L. was chosen as test-plant for the greenhouse experiment.•Plant biomass accumulation and biometric parameters, leaf chlorophyll (SPAD index) and gaseous exchange activity, tissue nutrient concentration, and plant water uptake were evaluated.•Compost obtained by selected green refuse performed at the same level of peat and better than compost obtained by non selected (mixed) raw material. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scientia Horticulturae Elsevier

Evaluation of two green composts for peat substitution in geranium (Pelargonium zonale L.) cultivation: Effect on plant growth, quality, nutrition, and photosynthesis

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0304-4238
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1879-1018
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10.1016/j.scienta.2017.10.025
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Abstract

•Two locally-produced composts were used for peat substitution.•Pelargonium zonale L. was chosen as test-plant for the greenhouse experiment.•Plant biomass accumulation and biometric parameters, leaf chlorophyll (SPAD index) and gaseous exchange activity, tissue nutrient concentration, and plant water uptake were evaluated.•Compost obtained by selected green refuse performed at the same level of peat and better than compost obtained by non selected (mixed) raw material.

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Scientia HorticulturaeElsevier

Published: Jan 26, 2018

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