|Author:||Rolbiecki, R. ; Rolbiecki, S.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
The effects of microirrigation (drip-irrigation and microsprinkler irrigation) on the yield and quality of summer squash cv. Miranda were determined in a field experiment conducted in Poland during 2001-02. Microirrigation significantly increased the mean marketable yield of fruits and seeds, as well as the fruit weight compared to the control. Both irrigation methods reduced the nitrate content in fruits and increased dry matter, vitamin C and β-carotene content. Water use efficiency was higher in drip irrigation.
|Pages:||97 - 102|
ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, chemical composition, cropquality, crop yield, dry matter, fruits, nitrate, plant water relations,seeds, sprinkler irrigation, squashes, trickle irrigation, water useefficiency, Poland, Cucurbita, Cucurbitaceae, Violales, dicotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Central Europe, Europe,Developed Countries, OECD Countries, spray irrigation, vitamin C,Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations(FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation andDrainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management],Crop Produce (QQ050), Food Composition and Quality (QQ500)