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Title:
Evaluation of coconut coir-based media in transplant production
Author:
Garcia Arcos, Marcos, 1963-
Issue Date:
1997
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Each year the horticultural industry is demanding increasing amount of high quality soilless media. To meet the need this study evaluated coconut coir as an organic component in substrates. Asian and different Mexican coir-based media were compared to sphagnum peat to characterize coir suitability in tobacco transplant growth. These organic components were combined in different proportions with inorganic constituents to create three water holding capacity levels. The organic components, standardized in their capability to hold water, were evaluated by four growth parameters: leaf area, transplant height, dry weight, and total nitrogen concentration. Uncompressed, aged, and leached coir-based media produced transplants equivalent to those produced in peat-based media and were superior to those of either compressed or unleached coirs. Both extreme compression and high chloride concentration appear to affect coir suitability in growing transplants. Two Mexican leached coir and sand combinations produced the highest transplant quality under the conditions of this study.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Agronomy.; Agriculture, Plant Culture.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Plant sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tipton, Jimmy L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of coconut coir-based media in transplant productionen_US
dc.creatorGarcia Arcos, Marcos, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGarcia Arcos, Marcos, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEach year the horticultural industry is demanding increasing amount of high quality soilless media. To meet the need this study evaluated coconut coir as an organic component in substrates. Asian and different Mexican coir-based media were compared to sphagnum peat to characterize coir suitability in tobacco transplant growth. These organic components were combined in different proportions with inorganic constituents to create three water holding capacity levels. The organic components, standardized in their capability to hold water, were evaluated by four growth parameters: leaf area, transplant height, dry weight, and total nitrogen concentration. Uncompressed, aged, and leached coir-based media produced transplants equivalent to those produced in peat-based media and were superior to those of either compressed or unleached coirs. Both extreme compression and high chloride concentration appear to affect coir suitability in growing transplants. Two Mexican leached coir and sand combinations produced the highest transplant quality under the conditions of this study.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Agronomy.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Plant Culture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTipton, Jimmy L.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1384555en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b34819332en_US
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