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Record number 541593
Title Comparison of Lactuca sativa growth performance in conventional and RAS-based hydroponic systems
Author(s) Goddek, Simon; Vermeulen, Tycho
Source Aquaculture International 26 (2018)6. - ISSN 0967-6120 - p. 1377 - 1386.
Department(s) Biobased Chemistry and Technology
WUR GTB Teelt & Gewasfysiologie
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Aquaponics - Decoupled aquaponics - Horticulture - Hydroponics - Integrated aquaculture - Salt accumulation

A recent study related to aquaponics has shown that hydroponic lettuce grown in aquaculture-derived supplemented water grew significantly better than lettuce grown in a conventional hydroponic system. The principal objective of this study was to verify this finding in a larger setup. Even though the aquaculture water that was added to the aquaculture-based hydroponic system contained relatively high amounts of sodium, we were still able to observe an enhanced growth performance of the lettuce in that system compared to the lettuce grown in the conventional hydroponic nutrient solution. The lettuce final fresh weight was 7.9%, and its final dry weight even 33.2% higher than the one of the hydroponic control.

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