The Influence of Peat Soil on Crop Quality

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Title: The Influence of Peat Soil on Crop Quality
Authors: Gormley, T. R. (Thomas Ronan)
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Date: 1971
Abstract: Peat has a good potential for crop growth because of its many excellent physical properties, e.g., uniformity and water holding capacity. Much has been said about the high yields that may be obtained in peat, however, little information is available on quality, especially in comparison with crops grown in mineral soil. In Ireland peat is being used for the production of vegetables, fruit and flowers both outdoors and under glass and plastic. Experiments on carrot quality from peat and mineral soil began in 1969, and tests on tomatoes and strawberries were carried out in 1971. It is essential that quality should be studied because the time is fast approaching when the quality food product will be fully recognised and will command a premium price. In addition to the fresh market, processors also want top quality because they recognise that a high quality processed product requires top grade raw produce.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Institute of Horticulture
Journal: Scientific Horticulture
Volume: 24
Start page: 55
End page: 63
Keywords: Taste panelCultivarsYield
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: H.E.A. Autumn Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 1971
Appears in Collections:Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection

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