Evapotranspiration of tomato plants grown in different soilless culture systems

Tuzel I. , Meric M. K.

5th International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates, Cartagena, Colombia, 7 - 11 March 2000, pp.555-561 identifier identifier


This study aimed at measuring evapotranspiration of greenhouse tomato plants grown in Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), open and closed substrate culture during autumn and spring seasons of 1998-1999. In NFT, recirculation of the solution was provided intermittently (45 min on and 15 min off) and continously. In substrate culture, four different substrates [perlite, tuff, perlite + peat (4: 1, v/v), tuff + peat (4: 1, v/v)] were tested in autumn and spring seasons under irrigation schedule based on integrated solar radiation. Cultivars Gokce F-1 and FA 361 F-1 were used in autumn and spring seasons, respectively.