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Effects of Marine Residue-Derived Fertilizers on Strawberry Growth, Nutrient Content, Fruit Yield and Quality

Molosag, Ailin; Parvulescu, Oana Cristina; Ion, Violeta Alexandra; Asanica, Adrian C; Soane, Raluca; Mot, Andrei; Dobrin, Aurora; Frîncu, Mihai; Løes, Anne-Kristin; Cabell, Joshua; Salifoglou, Athanasios; Maroulis, Marios; Matsia, Sevasti; Bujor, Oana-Crina; Egri, Diana; Dobre, Tanase; Badulescu, Liliana and Lagunosvchi-Luchian, Viorica (2023) Effects of Marine Residue-Derived Fertilizers on Strawberry Growth, Nutrient Content, Fruit Yield and Quality. Agronomy (MDPI), 13, p. 1221.

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An outdoor experiment was performed for six months to evaluate the effects of organic fertilizers obtained from marine residual materials on strawberry plants. Three types of organic fertilizers were used, i.e., cod (Gadus morhua) bone powder, common ling (Molva molva) bone powder, and pellets obtained by mixing small cod bone powder and rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) residues. A tabletop system for strawberry cultivation was designed, in which two bare-root strawberry plants of cultivar ‘Albion’ were planted in a peat substrate in each pot. Five treatments were applied, i.e., cod bone powder (F1), common ling bone powder (F2), small cod bone powder and rockweed residue pellets (FA), chemical fertilizer (E), and a control (C). The number of leaves and their nutrient content, fruit yield and quality characteristics of the strawberries grown using the organic fertilizers were similar or better than those corresponding to treatments E and C. Organic fertilizers derived from the residues of fish and macroalgae could be a promising alternative to chemical fertilizers in strawberry production.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:algae residue; circular economy; fertilization; fish residue; soilless medium; tabletop strawberries, MariGreen
Agrovoc keywords:
circular economy
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Research affiliation: Greece > The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Norway > NORSØK - Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture
Romania > USAMV - Univ. of Agron. Sciences and Vet. Medicine
Related Links:http://www.marigreen-project.eu/, https://www.norsok.no/prosjekter/2021/baerekraftig-utnyttelse-av-marine-restrastoff-til-okt-okologisk-planteproduksjon-i-europa-marigreen
Deposited By: Løes, Anne-Kristin
ID Code:52092
Deposited On:05 Dec 2023 15:35
Last Modified:05 Dec 2023 15:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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