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Variation in growth rate and production of hydroponically grown tomatoes at various location of indigenous shed house

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Zia-Ul-Haq, M. Sufyan Ansar, Arslan Nasir, Aamir Iqbal, Sohail Raza Haidree, Talha Mehmood, M. Kazim Nawaz

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 3), 524-527, September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.3.524-527


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Tomato is a prominent hydroponically grown crop in the world. For offseason tomatoes production, environment controlled greenhouses are usually constructed. However, production difference was observed at various location/site in the indigenously developed shed due variation in sunlight availability, temperature and humidity regulation. Research was conducted at experimental site of Institute of Hydroponic Agriculture, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi with an objective; to assess the yield difference at various location in indigenously developed shed house constructed for hydroponic vegetable production. Greenhouse are usually made of temper glass while in indigenous model polythene sheet was used as covering material. Four sites in the shed house were selected; T1 (sunny side), T2 (shady side), T3 (exhaust fan side) and T4 (cooling pad side). Influence of environmental difference on the plant height, number of cluster and total production was observed during experiment. The recorded data was statistically analyzed by selecting Complete Randomized Design (CRD). It was concluded that highest yield was recorded at the area having more sun light hours.


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