TerraCottem’s effect on biomass production in vermiculite and perlite tomato seedbeds and on the WRC of these seedbeds
9. April 2018 - 0:00
At the Institute for Mediterranean and Subtropical Horticulture "La Mayora" (IHSM-CSIC), a research station from the University of Málaga, Spain, trials were carried out on tomato seedbeds made from vermiculite and perlite.
Professor María Remedios Romero Aranda explains...
- The addition of TerraCottem Universal resulted in a rise of the water retention capacity in both the perlite and vermiculite substrate and an increase in biomass production for both the underground (roots) as the above-ground growth (leaves and stems).
- Personally I was keen to see if the root would penetrate inside the polymers contained in TerraCottem Universal. The pictures I took, with a stereomicroscope, of the tomato root hairs speak volumes.
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