Mixed Fertilizer can Improve Fruit Yield and Quality of Field-Grown Tomatoes Irrigated with Saline Water

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Growing tomatoes using saline water and in soils with poor nutrient contents is challenging. The objectives of this work were to: (i) examine the yield and quality of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) irrigated with different saline water [electrical conductivity (ECi) = 3, 6 and 9 dS m-1]; and (ii) study the effect of fertilizer: inorganic, organic, and a mixed of both on tomatoes grown under saline conditions. Fruit weight and quality attributes including size, color, soluble solids, acidity, EC, and pH were measured. Growing tomatoes under 3 and 6 dS m-1 produced the highest yield, whereas irrigating with 9 dS m-1 reduced yield. The mixed fertilizer slightly ameliorated the yield reduction caused by salinity. Using organic fertilizer alone produced the lowest fruit yield. Fruit quality was more affected by salinity than fertilizer. The best growing conditions for tomatoes were in plots irrigated with 6 dS m-1 water under mixed fertilizer treatment. © 2014

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1996
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Plant Nutrition
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Lycopersicon esculentum
saline water
fruit yield
fruit quality
Fruit
fertilizers
tomatoes
Salinity
salinity
organic fertilizers
Electric Conductivity
total soluble solids
mineral fertilizers
Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum
electrical conductivity
acidity
fertilizer application
nutrient content
Saline Waters

Keywords

  • cow manure
  • electrical conductivity
  • NPK fertilizer
  • salinity
  • tomato production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Physiology

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