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dc.contributor.authorValdés Illán, Raquel 
dc.contributor.authorMiralles, J.R. 
dc.contributor.authorOchoa Rego, Jesús 
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Blanco, María Jesús 
dc.contributor.authorBañón Arias, Sebastián del Pilar
dc.identifier.citationValdés, R., Miralles, J.R., Ochoa, J., Sánchez-Blanco, M.J., Bañón, S. 2012. Saline reclaimed wastewater can be used to produce potted weeping fig with minimal effects on plant quality. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 10(4):1167-1175.es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe objective of the present study was to investigate the limitations of irrigation with saline reclaimed wastewater (RW) for producing potted weeping fig (Ficus benjamina L.). Furthermore, two different levels of leaching were studied to ascertain whether either reduces the negative effects of RW. Three irrigation treatments were applied: a) well water (control), b) RW (5 dS m–1) with a constant leaching fraction of 23% (RWL), and c) RW (5 dS m–1) with a constant leaching fraction of 15% and 50% flushing every nine irrigation events (RWF). After five months of exposure to the RW, plant size, leaf area, specific leaf area, plant DW, stem diameter and shoot/root ratio were reduced, but both compactness and the appearance of the plants remained high. RWF reduced leaf area, plant dry weight, stem diameter, leaf lightness, leaf chroma and leaf SPAD compared with the RWL. Water consumption per pot was higher in control (50.58 L), followed by RWL (24.29 L) and RWF (19.6 L). Photosynthesis and stomatal conductance were 50% lower in RWL plants than in the control, while the RWF plants had the lowest rates. RWF caused damages in the photochemical apparatus. This study confirms that: a) weeping fig is a good candidate for being grown with saline RW without compromising its aesthetic value; b) RW may be regarded as a good alternative to the retardants used in this plant; and c) the recommended irrigation would be RWL.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio de Economía y Competitividad and the FEDER through the projects AGL2011-30022-C02-1 and AGL2011-30022-C02-2 and SENECA project 08669/PI/08es_ES
dc.publisherInstituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.titleSaline reclaimed wastewater can be used to produce potted weeping fig (Ficus benjamina L.) with minimal effects on plant qualityes_ES
dc.subject.otherProducción Vegetales_ES
dc.subjectOrnamental plantes_ES
dc.subjectPlanta ornamentales_ES
dc.subjectPot plantes_ES
dc.subjectPlanta de macetaes_ES
dc.contributor.coordinadorSánchez Blanco, María Jesús
dc.relation.projectIDAGL2011-30022-C02-1 AGL2011-30022-C02-2es_ES

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