Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 1673-1682

Nutrient accumulation in Fantasy net melon cultivated on substrate

Mesquita Melo, DaniloCésar de Oliveira Charlo, HamiltonCastoldi, RenataFazzi Gomes, RafaelleTrevisan Braz, Leila

Knowledge of the most essential nutrients for plant growth facilitates the efficient handling of its nutrition, especially when they are grown on a substrate supported by fertigation. The objective of this study was to determine the accumulation of nutrients in net melon grown on a substrate and understand the relationship between mineral nutrition and plant growth. The Fantasy hybrid was cultivated in pots containing a substrate consisting of a mixture of sand and peanut shells (ratio, 1:1). Determination of nutrient accumulation was performed in 6 seasons. The substrate was chemically characterized before and after cultivation. Harvesting occurred 78 days after transplantation, resulting in an average yield of 70,120 kg·ha-1. Substrate analysis showed a small increase in nutrient levels by the end of cultivation. The order of nutrient accumulation was as follows: N>Ca>K>P>Mg>S>B>Fe>Mn>Zn>Cu.

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