Voorkomen en bestrijden emissies kasteelten: Fase I: 2017

Ellen Beerling, Chris Blok, Emile Cornelissen, Barbara Eveleens-Clark, Jorge Gozales, Danny Harmsen, Nienke Koeman, Romain Leyh, Eric van Os, Luc Palmen, Els van der Roest, Jim van Ruijven, Ineke Stijger, Wim Voogt

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Abstract

In this project, solutions are developed to minimise leaching of nutrients and pesticides from greenhouses to the environment (esp. surface water), in order to comply with legislation and societal demands. In 2017 the following questions have been addressed: To prevent emission, drain solutions are reused or purified. Other water flows may deviate in compositionand possibilities for reuse or purification. The option for reuse or purification for these water flows has been investigated, and a working methodology for the end of a cultivation (e.g. cleaning) has been developed. Applications of Forward Osmosis in horticulture have been investigated. Water extracted from the discharge flow with Forward Osmosis using the concentrated nutrient solution holds prospects, but extracting irrigation water from brackish groundwater seems less feasible. In a long-term experiment, sodium (Na) standards for sweet pepper have been reinterpreted. It was shown that an increase in the Na standard up to 8-10 mmol/l causes no damage or loss in pepper production. Inaddition, it was shown that the split-root system can be used for uptake of extra Na without growth hampering. Furthermore, applying humate can prevent negative sodium effects at high sodium levels (Chinese cabbage). Finally, insight was gained into the risks associated with the use of chlorinated cleaning products in zero-discharge cultivations.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationBleiswijk
PublisherWageningen University & Research, BU Glastuinbouw
Number of pages46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRapport WPR
No.748

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