Connect with us

Fertilizers system

Study on using digestate as fertilizer for tomato cultivation

The effects of two digestates split up in liquid and solid fractions were investigated on tomato production.

The effects of two digestates split up in liquid and solid fractions in fertilizers were investigated on tomato production.

The objectives were (1) to verify if the two digestates different in composition differently affected the growth and the quality of tomato; (2) to assess the effectiveness of the two digestate fractions (liquid and solid) on tomato growth and quality characteristics of the harvested tomato fruit.

In short, the results evidenced different effects between the two digestates and also between solid and liquid fractions, suggesting that the type of solid fraction (Uliva or Fattoria) rather than the concentration, or their interaction mainly influenced plant growth parameters. Conversely, the effectiveness of liquid fractions were mostly due to the concentrations rather than to the type of digestate. Results also evidenced positive effects of both digestates on the nutritional values of tomatoes, largely explained by the increase in various health-promoting compounds, including vitamin C, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds.

The contemporary increase in these different bio-compounds with a wide range of physiological properties and multi target actions confers to digestate treated tomato a nutraceutical benefit. The use of both fractions of both digestates as fertilizer may represent an effective strategy to obtain, even if in some cases at the expense of growth, high-quality fruit in a sustainable way from an economic and environmental point of view.

Read the complete article at www.researchgate.net. /cultivation/

Panuccio, Maria & Mallamaci, Carmelo & Attinà, Emilio & Muscolo, Adele. (2021). Using Digestate as Fertilizer for a Sustainable Tomato Cultivation. Sustainability. 13. 1574. 10.3390/su13031574. 

Continue Reading
73 Comments

73 Comments

  1. Aeplpp

    August 21, 2021 at 1:56 am

    stromectol pills – stromectol tablets for humans for sale stromectol where to buy

  2. Tkarkj

    August 21, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    ventolin hfa inhaler – generic ventolin buy albuterol online

  3. Nsnzsa

    August 23, 2021 at 4:03 am

    misoprostol cytotec buy online – cytotec online canada cost of cytotec

  4. Rzpsxo

    August 24, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    200 mg doxycycline – doxycycline online purchase doxycycline 75 mg cost

  5. Jptbhl

    August 26, 2021 at 1:06 am

    neurontin 150 mg – synthroid 088 mg buy levothyroxine 137 mcg

  6. Bewuha

    August 27, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    viagra best price usa – viagra gel price

  7. Rqscdj

    August 29, 2021 at 12:25 am

    where to order cialis online – pharmacy shop

  8. Grlzro

    August 30, 2021 at 3:22 am

    vardenafil best price – vardenafil 40 mg buy vardenafil viagra

  9. Patfqb

    August 31, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    ivermectin 500ml – cost stromectol

  10. Nrdvrx

    September 1, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    order prednisone 20mg online – prednisone 1 mg generic prednisone 20mg

  11. Irmdcq

    September 2, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    buy cheap accutane – accutane prescription cost uk accutane price south africa

  12. Isrkal

    September 4, 2021 at 5:31 am

    kroger amoxicillin price – gnamoxil buy amoxicilina 500 mg online

  13. Eljnxv

    September 5, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    medrol 8mg tablet price – gnmedrol.com lyrica 300

  14. Zqdfla

    September 6, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    edit letter – my custom essay term papers writing

  15. Ragwhb

    September 8, 2021 at 3:43 am

    sildenafil 20mg generic cost – 50mg viagra generic viagra paypal

  16. Wuicrk

    September 9, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    canadian pharmacy without prescription – Cialis for sale cialis over the counter in canada

  17. Dhoeen

    September 12, 2021 at 12:32 am

    ivermectin 1%cream – ivermectin australia oral stromectol cost

  18. Ailbkh

    September 13, 2021 at 2:18 am

    prednisone 25g – prednisone buy no prescription prices for prednisone

  19. Btxgmd

    September 14, 2021 at 5:44 am

    furosemide 4 mg – furosemide 5mg generic for lasix

  20. Lribbc

    September 15, 2021 at 11:31 am

    ventolin cost – ventoingo.com ventolin cost

  21. Ewdnzf

    September 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    cheap cytotec uk – cytotec online purchase cytotec 200 mcg tablet

  22. Mtfhdd

    September 18, 2021 at 1:35 am

    doxycycline 1000mg best buy – prednisolone price us prednisolone 5mg price

  23. Hoadnj

    September 19, 2021 at 9:24 am

    stromectol human – stromectol tab price ivermectin 50ml

  24. Mtbzqm

    September 20, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    stromectol price – ivermectin 3mg tablets stromectol 3mg

  25. Ynwfyi

    September 21, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    sildenafil pills – cheap sildenafil online natural sildenafil

  26. Paakun

    September 27, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    sildenafil 100mg free shipping – Cialis cheap price lowest price cialis 5mg

  27. Hikipx

    September 30, 2021 at 1:53 am

    what is vardenafil used for – vardenafil where to buy ed pills online

  28. Qptfgk

    October 1, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    define hydroxychloroquine – hydroxychloroquine price prednisone uk buy

  29. Znufcr

    October 3, 2021 at 12:59 am

    cenforce 25 paypal – cenforce 120 mg kamagra 100 usa and uk

  30. Ytmppq

    October 4, 2021 at 4:04 am

    xenical pill – orlistat medication guide orlistat pi

  31. Cpfhad

    October 5, 2021 at 8:45 am

    stromectol price uk – stromectol drug cost of ivermectin cream

  32. Isagud

    October 6, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    viagra pills for sale uk – viagra 25 mg average price of sildenafil in usa 100mg

  33. Gckyrq

    October 7, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    cialis medication – buy cialis in usa no prescription cialis canada

  34. Zdxscx

    October 9, 2021 at 2:09 am

    prednisone 80 mg daily – deltasone price buy prednisone online canada without prescription

  35. Irmyjd

    October 10, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    www canadapharmacy com – cialis internet best price for cialis 2.5 mg

  36. Dedbot

    October 12, 2021 at 2:30 am

    stromectol ivermectin 3 mg – stromectol online ivermectin over counter

  37. Dbfeva

    October 13, 2021 at 4:38 am

    ivermectin 4000 – ivermectin usa price ivermectin 80 mg

  38. Wtyuho

    October 14, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    where to buy viagra for women – sildenafil best dosage uk viagra buy

  39. Fslido

    October 16, 2021 at 1:49 am

    sildenafil 25 mg daily – realsilpll.com viagra canada for sale

  40. Fystmt

    October 17, 2021 at 3:13 am

    tadalafil 40 mg – cialis from canada cialis 10mg best price

  41. Adomob

    October 18, 2021 at 3:40 am

    pharmacy home delivery – Cialis without prescription brand cialis canadian pharmacy

  42. Uxvqcz

    October 19, 2021 at 6:31 am

    ivermectin lotion – stromectol cost australia ivermectin for human

  43. Qrkxvr

    October 20, 2021 at 10:44 am

    buy ivermectin 3mg – ivermectin without prescription ivermectin 12 mg for humans

  44. Cgvynx

    October 21, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    slot machine – online casinos for usa players real money casino app

  45. Gnxply

    October 23, 2021 at 6:43 am

    buy cheap essays online – cheap research papers for sale help write my paper

  46. Nyyiqs

    October 24, 2021 at 10:30 am

    buy sildenafil without prescription cheap – Buy brand viagra pfizer viagra

  47. Aajfcy

    October 25, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    ivermectin 3 mg tablets for humans – ivermectin 6mg without a doctor prescription ivermectin medicine

  48. Gfaunv

    October 27, 2021 at 3:03 am

    cost ivermectin – ivermectin oral ivermectin for covid 19

  49. Zdvulc

    October 28, 2021 at 2:57 am

    pharmacy course – prescription drugs from canada best canadian online pharmacy

  50. Xmhlbf

    October 30, 2021 at 1:09 am

    canadian pharmacy 5 mg prednisone no rx – prednisone without a prescription prednisone tablets canada

  51. Bradleyskags

    October 31, 2021 at 11:40 am

    ivermectin uk https://stromectolivermectin19.com/# ivermectin 4 tablets price
    purchase stromectol online

  52. Onfkpz

    November 1, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    deltasone price – prednisone 40mg tablets deltasone without rx script online

  53. Wcehcd

    November 3, 2021 at 2:02 am

    rx costs accutane – isotretinoin online accutane pharmacy uk

  54. Ucdioj

    November 4, 2021 at 11:54 am

    bulk order amoxicillin in usa – can you buy amoxicillin over the counter purchase amoxil 500mg usa

  55. Gkgeqb

    November 5, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    stromectol 3 mg tablet price – stromectol buy buy stromectol europe

  56. Mpfiwe

    November 6, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    ivermectin brand name – buy oral ivermectin buy stromectol canada

  57. Gtxnhr

    November 8, 2021 at 5:58 am

    casino online gambling – real money casino games chumba casino

  58. Lzehet

    November 9, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    stromectol generic name – buy ivermectin for humans uk ivermectin 6 mg otc

  59. Vaixkt

    November 10, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    generic drugs – phplok.com reliable canadian pharmacy reviews

  60. Panrnj

    November 12, 2021 at 4:42 am

    ed solutions – buy ed meds online ed pills no prescription

  61. Xsrtqa

    November 13, 2021 at 11:11 am

    buy prednisone over the counter – 20mg prednisone prednisone 250

  62. Jfocpk

    November 14, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    prednisone pills 10 mg – prednisone 20 mg pills prednisone 250 mg

  63. Svcidd

    November 16, 2021 at 8:46 am

    accutane in india – isotretinoin 10mg buy accutane 10 mg

  64. Kpjlsx

    November 17, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    buy amoxicillin 1000mg uk – buy amoxil 1000mg amoxicillin online

  65. Ugnnxn

    November 19, 2021 at 5:20 am

    best online casino for money – free casino games sugarhouse casino online

  66. Pgsosp

    November 21, 2021 at 6:39 am

    ivermectin tablet – buy ivermectin 3mg stromectol price us

  67. Isqpoo

    November 22, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    tadalafil purchase online – buy cialis next day delivery buy viagra online us pharmacy

  68. Rkvzoy

    November 24, 2021 at 10:59 am

    cvs pharmacy – canada drugs reviews canadian discount pharmacy

  69. Osoixq

    November 26, 2021 at 7:31 am

    buy ed medications online – buy ed pills gb erection pills online

  70. Olkcku

    November 27, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    medrol 4 mg without a doctor prescription – generic methylprednisolone methylprednisolone 8mg over the counter

  71. Tnxlrg

    November 29, 2021 at 6:14 am

    website to write essays – help writing a research paper buy an essay paper

  72. Pxlnqb

    November 30, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    ed pills online – cephalexin 250mg uk canadian pharmacy review

  73. Kxumhg

    December 1, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    canadian pharmacy for viagra – brand cephalexin canadian pharmacy phentermine

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Cultivation

Strawberry substrate production systems: a review by Omafra

Growers have many options when it comes to establishing strawberry substrate production. OMAFRA’s Erica Pate reviews different container options, tabletop and suspended systems, and different structures used for strawberry substrate production.

Continue Reading

Fertilizers system

Fermenting food waste to improve crop growth

gwpBAABceNswAAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==

There’s a better end for used food than taking up space in landfills and contributing to global warming.

​Beneficial bacteria flourished in citrus growing systems treated with fermented waste by-products. UC Riverside scientists have discovered fermented food waste can boost bacteria that increase crop growth, making plants more resistant to pathogens and reducing carbon emissions from farming.

“Beneficial microbes increased dramatically when we added fermented food waste to plant growing systems,” said UCR microbiologist Deborah Pagliaccia, who led the research. “When there are enough of these good bacteria, they produce antimicrobial compounds and metabolites that help plants grow better and faster.”

Since the plants in this experiment were grown in a greenhouse, the benefits of the waste products were preserved within a closed watering system. The plant roots received a fresh dose of the treatment each time they were watered.

Sustainable cycle
“This is one of the main points of this research,” Pagliaccia said. “To create a sustainable cycle where we save water by recycling it in a closed irrigation system and at the same time add a product from food waste that helps the crops with each watering cycle.”

These results were recently described in a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. Food waste poses a serious threat to the planet. In the U.S. alone, as much as 50% of all food is thrown away. Most of this waste isn’t recycled, but instead, takes up more than 20% of America’s landfill volume.

This waste represents not only an economic loss, but a significant waste of freshwater resources used to produce food, and a misuse of what could otherwise feed millions of low-income people who struggle with food security.

Alternative uses of food waste
To help combat these issues, the UCR research team looked for alternative uses for food waste. They examined the byproducts from two kinds of waste that is readily available in Southern California: beer mash — a byproduct of beer production — and mixed food waste discarded by grocery stores.

Both types of waste were fermented by River Road Research and then added to the irrigation system watering citrus plants in a greenhouse. Within 24 hours, the average population of beneficial bacteria were two to three orders of magnitude greater than in plants that did not receive the treatments, and this trend continued each time the researchers added treatments.

UCR environmental scientist Samantha Ying and her team then studied the carbon dynamics and nutrients including nitrogen in the soil of the treated crops. The analysis showed a spike in the amount of carbon in irrigation water after being treated with waste products, followed by a sharp decrease, suggesting the beneficial bacteria used the available carbon to replicate.

Pagliaccia explained that this finding has an impact on the growth of the bacteria and on the crops themselves. “If waste byproducts can improve the carbon to nitrogen ratio in crops, we can leverage this information to optimize production systems,” she said.

No Salmonella
Another finding of note is that neither the beer mash nor the mixed food waste products tested positive for Salmonella or other pathogenic bacteria, suggesting they would not introduce any harmful element to food crops.

“There is a pressing need to develop novel agricultural practices,” said UCR plant pathologist and study co-author Georgios Vidalakis. “California’s citrus, in particular, is facing historical challenges such as Huanglongbing bacterial disease and limited water availability,” said Georgios Vidalakis, a UCR plant pathologist.

The paper’s results suggest using these two types of food waste byproducts in agriculture is beneficial and could complement the use synthetic chemical additives by farmers — in some cases relieving the use of such additives altogether. Crops would in turn become less expensive.

Shell byproducts
Pagliaccia and Ying also recently received a California Department of Food and Agriculture grant to conduct similar experiments using almond shell byproducts from Corigin Solutions to augment crops. This project is also supported with funding from the California Citrus Nursery Board, Corigin Solutions, and by the California Agriculture and Food Enterprise.

“Forging interdisciplinary research collaborations and building public-private sector partnerships will help solve the challenges facing global agri-food systems,” said UCR co-author Norman Ellstrand, a distinguished professor of genetics.

When companies enable growers to use food waste byproducts for agricultural purposes, it helps move society toward a more eco-friendly system of consumption.

“We must transition from our linear ‘take-make-consume-dispose’ economy to a circular one in which we use something and then find a new purpose for it. This process is critical to protecting our planet from constant depletion of natural resources and the threat of greenhouse gases,” Pagliaccia said. “That is the story of this project.”

For more information:
University of California Riverside
www.ucr.edu

Continue Reading

Fertilizers system

US: New fertilizer adjuvant presented

Verano365® has launched a new adjuvant that improves fertilizer efficiency, benefiting greenhouse growers’ return on investments in applied nutrient inputs. Evofactor™ uses the company’s proprietary technology, OpusMAX™, to promote nutrient availability to plants when it is used with water-soluble fertilizers as part of a regular fertigation schedule.

Evofactor aims to give growers the choice regarding the outcome that’s most valuable to their operation: either a reduction in the amount of applied fertilizer to yield plants of equitable size and health to what they’re producing today; or, increased biomass in crops that receive the same fertilizer rate they’re using currently. Both outcomes result from Evofactor’s intention to make plant nutrition solutions more readily available through localization. OpusMAX creates supramolecular structures of the active ingredients in fertilizers, ultimately delivering highly concentrated nutrients to the plant.

“Evofactor can meet a grower where they are with increased nutrient assimilation,” said David Coorts, technical director at Verano365. “With more nutrients available to the plant, a grower can expect to see increased biomass with their current fertilization program when Evofactor is introduced. Or, if a grower wants to decrease the amount of fertilizer in their operation, the increased nutrient assimilation will allow for that—letting them reduce the applied fertilizer by a corresponding amount, which could be up to 50 percent.”

“Data from Verano365’s internal testing and third-party trials, with tissue analysis conducted by A&L Laboratories, show that Evofactor results in increased nutrient assimilation in plants. Uptake rates of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium saw a significant uptick in the studies”.

A single case (five gallons) of Evofactor could replace up to 750 pounds (30, 25-pounds bags) of water-soluble fertilizer. A single pallet (180 gallons) of Evofactor could replace up to 28,000 pounds (14 pallets) of water-soluble fertilizer, according to David.

“Horticultural growers in the U.S. spend close to $400 million per year on fertilizers, a large part of a grower’s budget,” said Herbert Rabalais, account director of Verano365. “Unfortunately, due to many factors, a significant amount of fertilizer is never assimilated into the plant. Evofactor allows growers to drive more uptake of a fertilizer’s nutrients into the plant, giving them an opportunity to use fertilizers more efficiently, creating a positive impact on a grower’s bottom line and the environment.”

Evofactor is the third product release from the Texas-based start-up in the last 12 months utilizing OpusMax to increase the efficacy of horticultural inputs. Evofactor is patent-pending.

LAUNCH DAY: Evofactor is our latest innovation that allows growers to reduce the use of fertilizer while still growing healthy plants.🌱 https://t.co/T8k4u3iUNB pic.twitter.com/2O7819FjOV

— Verano365 (@verano365) January 12, 2021
For more information:
Verano365
Dawn McKenzie
375 Commerce St., Suite #100
Southlake, TX 76092
www.verano365.com

Continue Reading

Trending

Total
0
Share