EVALUATION DRIP IRRIGATION IN THE CULTIVATION OF TOMATO GREENHOUSE IN THE CONDITIONS OF PRODUCTION

key words: greenhouses, tomato growing and drip irrigation.

Summary:

Aim of this study was to evaluate the drip irrigation based on tomato crops in greenhouses carried out as the most economical and widely used irrigation system. The object of the study was a horticultural farm with an area of 2 hectares, which is located 20 km from Kalisz town, close to Szczytniki village, near the Kalisz - Łódź route. A drip irrigation system intended to irrigate 50,000 plants is used in the farm. This system is the best tomato irrigation system currently available on the market. It reduces the operating time resulting in reduction of expenditures per unit of output and labour productivity growth. On the farm tomato cultivation is carried out on mineral wool, which makes necessity of systematically irrigation associated with dispensing solutions, where the nutrient content needs to be adapted to a particular stage of the crop, considering individual needs variety.

Citation:

Liberacki D., Stachowski P., Kozaczyk P. 2017. EVALUATION DRIP IRRIGATION IN THE CULTIVATION OF TOMATO GREENHOUSE IN THE CONDITIONS OF PRODUCTION. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2017/ I (1)