Effect of vortex-processed water on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från SLU/Horticulture (until 121231)

Sammanfattning: This pilot study examined whether treatment with Vortex Process Technology (VPT) of the irrigation water used on tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) plants had any effect on plant growth. In a block experiment, with two blocks comprising 12 vases containing 1 L water and two tomato plantlets, treatment in which, nutrient solution was based on Vortex-treated water was compared with an control using untreated water. All vases were kept in a static aerated culture system in a daylight chamber for four weeks. The results showed that the effect of the two blocks exceeded the effect of vortex treatment in terms of leaf area and weight of fresh and dry matter. Plant height, stem width and internodal length were significantly different in tomato plants grown in Vortex-processed water compared with the untreated control. Number of leaves did not vary between the treatments. The study focused only on the early plant growth phase and no other influencing factors were studied.

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