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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-2  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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Influence of Growing Media Characteristics on Water and Nutrient Management of Cutting Plants
Dadi Tolessa Lemma* and Dejene Tadesse Banjaw
Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research, Wondo Genet Agricultural Research Center, P.o.box 198, Shashemene, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

Floriculture industry is important sector of horticulture that have high demand in the world. Among this sector cut flower production is the dominant and have great return and attracts investors to invest their money than other sector of agriculture. The sector needs high investment capital since it uses high technology and mostly produced in controlled environment like green house. There are many factors that influence the growth, yield and quality of cut flowers. Among this water, nutrient and growing media are important factors which should be manage properly. Cut flower production needs quality water which are free from disease and contamination of any unwanted materials that are toxic to the plant and environment. Nutrients are also another factor that is responsible for the growth and development of the plant. In cut flower production mineral nutrients are supplied in solution form in most of greenhouse production. Another factor that affect the cut flower production is characteristics of growing media. Different media have different characteristics in terms of nutrient content, EC, pH, aeration capacity etc. before establishing crop the media should characterized and used accordingly. So, the purpose of this review is to assess these factors as it influences cut flower production.

Keywords: cut flowers, greenhouse, growing media, nutrients, nutrient management.
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Dadi Tolessa Lemma and Dejene Tadesse Banjaw. 2022. Influence of Growing Media Characteristics on Water and Nutrient Management of Cutting Plants.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(2): 28-35
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1002.003
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