Effecten van Na ophoping in de drain bij tomaat (proef 2018): Vaststellen van de schadedrempel voor Na in het wortelmilieu bij tomaat met recirculatie

Wim Voogt, Romain Leyh

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The effect of sodium accumulation on the growth and production of tomato was tested in a test in stone wool with full recirculation. Four treatments with concentrations of 5 to 20 mmol/l and two with 15 mmol/l and adapted K/Ca ratios were tested in an 8-month cultivation. No significant effects on production or quality (shelf life or taste) were found. There was a slight Blossom End Rot incidence, but it was not clearly related to Na. Based on the results, the maximum acceptable limit for Na can be increased from 8 to 15 mmol/l. The uptake concentration was linear with the Na-concentration and is with approx. 0.8 mmol/l at 10 mmol/l at a fairly high level. Consequently there are no problems to be expected when using only rainwater or water of equal quality. On the basis of these results, it may be expected that when water is applied below 0.8 mmol/l Na, full closed systems can be applied.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationBleiswijk
PublisherWageningen Plant Research
Number of pages34
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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NameRapport / Stichting Wageningen Research, Wageningen Plant Research, Business unit Glastuinbouw

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