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Issue 17 (6) 2018 pp. 49-56

Katarzyna Wróblewska1, Piotr Chohura1, Regina Dębicz1, Krzysztof Lejcuś2, Jolanta Dąbrowska2

1 Department of Horticulture, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Grunwaldzki Sq., Wrocław, Poland
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Institute of Environmental Engineering, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Grunwaldzki Sq., Wrocław, Poland

WATER ABSORBING GEOCOMPOSITE: A NOVEL METHOD IMPROVING WATER AND FERTILIZER EFFICIENCY IN Brunnera macrophylla CULTIVATION. PART I. PLANT GROWTH

Abstract:

Water absorbing geocomposite (GC) consisting of SAP, geotextile and internal skeleton is a novel method of superabsorbent polymer (SAP) and fertilizer application. Roots can overgrow the geotextile and thus obtain access to water. The objective of the experiment was to determine the effect of the geocomposite on the growth of container-grown Brunnera macrophylla. The geocomposite was used as a multi-compound fertilizer (Insol® U) carrier and compared with soluble fertilizer (SF) and controlled-release fertilizer (CRF). The doses of fertilizers were calculated to cover the equal N supply: 0.36 and 0.72 g plant−1. The geocomposite positively influenced the plant traits after 8 and 16 weeks of cultivation. The number of leaves increased by 42% and 60% and the biomass of the above-ground parts of plants increased by 260% and 340% in comparison to plants treated with other fertilizers. The effect of the fertilization rate on plants was weakly pronounced, but a positive influence of a higher dose and the GC combined on all the examined traits of Siberian bugloss plants was detected.

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Keywords: container nursery, superabsorbent polymers, plant development, chlorophyll

DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.6.5

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MLA Wróblewska, Katarzyna, et al. "WATER ABSORBING GEOCOMPOSITE: A NOVEL METHOD IMPROVING WATER AND FERTILIZER EFFICIENCY IN Brunnera macrophylla CULTIVATION. PART I. PLANT GROWTH ." Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 17.6 (2018): 17. DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.6.5
APA Wróblewska, K., Chohura, P., Dębicz, R., Lejcuś, K., & Dąbrowska, J. (2018). WATER ABSORBING GEOCOMPOSITE: A NOVEL METHOD IMPROVING WATER AND FERTILIZER EFFICIENCY IN Brunnera macrophylla CULTIVATION. PART I. PLANT GROWTH . Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus 17 (6), 17. DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.6.5
ISO 690 WRóBLEWSKA, Katarzyna, et al. WATER ABSORBING GEOCOMPOSITE: A NOVEL METHOD IMPROVING WATER AND FERTILIZER EFFICIENCY IN Brunnera macrophylla CULTIVATION. PART I. PLANT GROWTH . Acta Sci.Pol. Hortorum Cultus, 2018, 17.6: 17. DOI: 10.24326/asphc.2018.6.5
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