A Multilayer Soilless System for Greenhouse Tomato Production Pioneered in Shandong Province, People's Republic of China

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  • 1 Department of Horticulture, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, Shandong, China 27108.
  • | 2 Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, Ontario, Canada, NOR 1G0.

A new multilayer soilless culture system for greenhouse tomato production is described. Experiments over two spring seasons and one winter season demonstrated faster plant growth rate, higher dry matter productivity, higher fruit yield, and better fruit quality with the multilayer soilless culture system compared to the traditional soil-based culture system. The multilayer soilless culture system is suggested as a replacement of the soil-based production system to achieve significant yield improvement in greenhouse tomato production.

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