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Irrigation and cultivation of lettuce

Monterey Bay region experiments

by Frank J. Veihmeyer

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Published by College of Agriculture, University of California in Berkeley, Cal .
Written in English

  • Lettuce,
  • Irrigation

  • Edition Notes

    StatementF.J. Veihmeyer, A.H. Holland
    SeriesBulletin -- no. 711, Bulletin (California Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 711.
    ContributionsHolland, A. H. (Albert H.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination51 p. :
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25227753M

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Irrigation and cultivation of lettuce by Frank J. Veihmeyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

LETTUCE IRRIGATION STUDIES By H. SCHWALr:N and M. WHARTON INTRODUCTION Head lettuce has become the most important truck crop grown in southern Arizona. The acreage has increased from a few acres in to o acres in Local climatic conditions are favorable to. Irrigation Lettuce has a shallow root system and as such requires frequent but lighter irrigations.

The roots penetrate the soil to a depth of only mm. Water should be applied throughout the growing period and reduced when the heads become full.

A water shortage tends. irrigation efficiency. With the drip irrigation systems, water and nutrients can be applied directly to the crop at the root level, having positive effects on yield and water savings and increasing the irrigation performance (Nagaz et al., ).

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is the herbaceous plant that belongs to the Asteraceaes family. evaluated the energy consumption in hydroponic lettuce production system (Regina cv.) with three intervals between irrigations (15, 30 and 45 minutes) and they did not find the significant effect of these irrigation intervals on the leaf area of this crop.

In addition to adapting to high temperatures and cultivation. An adequate irrigation schedule is necessary to optimize water-use efficiency, prevent nutrient leaching and maintain optimal growing conditions in soil-bound lettuce production.

As Flemish growers base their strategy mainly on experience and basic soil sampling, the implementation of a decision support system (DSS) could improve their.

The field is generally maintained in a flooded condition until the lettuce has uniformly emerged. The second irrigation stage involves furrow irrigation for crop maintenance following stand establishment. Usually an irrigation is made to soften the soil prior to thinning and cultivation.

Lettuce is grown mainly in areas having cool summers and mild winters. In large-scale Lettuce, cultivation Irrigation and cultivation of lettuce book done without soil with help of hydroponic technique or in protective cultivation.

Seed Rate: Lettuce seeds are very thin and delicate. Approximately grams required for one-hectare Lettuce cultivation.5/5. Irrigation is a fundamental factor in lettuce cultivation. It must be applied with precision and within values ​​that cannot be exceeded by default or excess.

With a water deficit lettuce can enter a vegetative stop, develop necrosis at the edges and increase the incidence of botritis. lettuce, loose-leaf lettuce and romaine or cos lettuce.

Production Trends The Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) estimates that total global commercial production of lettuce was million metric tons (mmt) inharvested from million hectares.

China led production with mmt, just over half the world ˇs total. Transplants should be planted near the last frost-free date for the growing area. Seeded lettuce may be planted 2 to 3 weeks earlier.

For either seeded or transplanted lettuce, have 12 to 15 inches between each Irrigation and cultivation of lettuce book. Leaf lettuce: Plant 4 inches apart. Cos and loose-headed types: Plant 8 inches apart.

Firm-headed types: Plant 16 inches apart. Yield in Lettuce Cultivation: Yield of any vegetable crop depends on many factors like soil type, cultivar (variety), irrigation, climate and other farm management practices.

On an average, one can obtain head lettuce ab to 12, kg per 1 hectare land. Lettuce can be harvested in 60 to 70 days from planting. Lettuce grown for home use can be harvested when plants are big enough for use.

Aphids are the primary pests of lettuce. The most common diseases of lettuce are Bottom Rot, Gray Mold Rot, Brown Blight and. For a good harvest and yield, lettuce needs constant water during hot climate.

Soils must contain moisture uniformly. Depending on weather and climatic conditions irrigation must be provided. Drip irrigation is recommended for growing lettuce crop.

Consult extension publication AG, Production of Commercial Vegetable Transplants. Irrigation -- Irrigate to establish a stand and to keep the crop growing.

Irrigation to cool crop for early fall plantings is important. Cultivation -- Lettuce is shallow rooted, and shallow cultivation (11/2 inches or less) is all that is necessary. Lettuce requires frequent irrigation for better growth and development.

Growing lettuce plants in dry soil conditions promotes bolting. This experiment was conducted in Horticulture Department at the University of Swaziland to determine the optimal irrigation regime for the production of lettuce under greenhouse conditions. The different irrigation levels used w 40, 50 and 75% moisture.

Lettuce Growing in Container. Climate Requirement for Lettuce Farming: Lettuce is a cool season crop and thrives best in temperatures of 12 – 20 °C. It survives under light frost and winter conditions. Temperatures above 30 °C will affect the lettuce head development and quality of leaves.

Facts About Lettuce Crops and The Industry. Lettuce production in California is typically contract grown. Over 50% of all lettuce acres are grown for packaged salads and mixes. There are lettuce growers in California. 41% of all California lettuce growers own cooler and sales operations.

Drip Irrigation Growing Rapidly in California. Lettuce is adapted to cool growing conditions with the optimum temperatures for growth of 60 to 65°F.

At 70 to 80°F, the plants flower and produce seed. Lettuce can tolerate a few days of temperatures from 80 to 85°F, provided that nights are cool.

Lettuce seed will germinate at 35°F, but optimum germination is 70 to 75°F. Contamination rate of day-old lettuce 3/6 samples tested positive Concentration of E. coli in irrigation water to achieve ,00 risk of infection CFU/ml • The steps taken to quantify the risk of microbial infection and the assumptions used are summarized in Table 3 with surface-irrigated day-old lettuce contaminated by CFU/ml.

of water per acre is typically used to grow a lettuce crop. The majority of the water is applied in the last 30 days before harvest.

Care must be taken not to oversaturate the beds when growing early-season lettuce: excess moisture favors the development of bottom rot. Gated pipe is also used to deliver water, especially near harvest.

in many leaf lettuce growing regions in California. Drip irrigation has the potential to deliver water more uniformly than sprinkler or furrow irrigation methods and also saves water and reduces run-off.

Regardless of the watering method and growing region, most of the irrigation water is applied during the days prior to harvest. Containerized lettuce transplants were raised in medium prepared with peat (fixed at 30% in volume), styrofoam (variable) and rockwool (variable) and irrigated throughout the experiments with different irrigation systems.

Traditional overhead irrigation systems were compared to sub-irrigation systems. Understanding the best irrigation method for lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is key to growing a succulent, sweet-tasting crop at home. As a cool-season annual, lettuce must be started from seed each.

Hydroponic Lettuce Production System. The production of plants in artificial soil or soilless mixes commonly used in greenhouse or nursery production, including the tobacco float Ebb and flow benches used for seedling propagation.

Most commonly used techniques are nutrient film technique or the floating raft onic Lettuce is the best example of both in the closed systems.

One of the widely used thresholds for salinity tolerance of lettuce was published in the FAO irrigation and drainage paper 29 in An electrical conductivity (EC) of dS/m in irrigation water and dS/m in soil paste extract was found to cause yield loss in lettuce.

Creation Information. Beattie, W. (William Renwick), b. October Context. This book is part of the collection entitled: Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.

The use of sub-surface drip irrigation in the U.S. increased fromtoha in the five-year period from toan increase of 59%. In comparison, the surface drip irrigation land area increased fromtoha, or 23%i. More than 70% of the lettuce produced in the USA is grown in the Salinas Valley.

The environmental sustainability of an organic and a conventional lettuce cultivation system, situated at Northern Greece, was investigated.

Data from all stages (i.e. irrigation, machinery used, and fertilizing) of lettuce cultivation were collected and their sustainability was assessed by means of the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. Prevalence of E.

coli in different irrigation water sources and lettuce was very high. Correlation between E. coli levels in irrigation water and lettuce was found.

Rainfall and temperature have influenced the levels of E. coli. coli O H7 was found in more than 20% of the water samples. coli levels were not significantly correlated with the presence of E.

coli OH7. that affect lettuce productionthat affect lettuce production Irrigation scheduling and operation errors could beIrrigation scheduling and operation errors could be significant limitations to using the BMP approach.

Title: Microsoft PowerPoint - Water Management of Lettuce Field Scale Studies Mike [Compatibility Mode]. Title: Lettuce Production Patterns Author: BPlatts Created Date: 11/22/ PM. “Pulsing” irrigation • Wanted to look at more frequent but shorter irrigation regimes to save water – Previous research funded by New Crops Opportunities Grant – NRCS funded ConservationNRCS funded Conservation Innovation Grant for / • Tomatoes and pppp,eppers, blackberries and blueberries.

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In the study, water was applied to lettuce as75, 50, 25 and 0% (as control) of evaporation from a Class A Pan corresponding to 2 day irrigation frequency.

Irrigation water applied to crops ranged between and mm, and water consumption ranged between 78 and mm. Since the salinity of irrigation water is a critical constraint to the production of certain vegetable crops, salinity has been considered as one of the most important factors of irrigation water.

The objective of this study was to investigate the response of lettuce and Chinese cabbage to various salinity levels of irrigation water in greenhouse cultivation. Irrigation Soil moisture is one of the most important factors that determine the success of lettuce production.

The moisture requirements of the crop are high, and no more than 50% of the available water in the root-zone should be depleted before an irrigation. The greater proportion of the roots penetrates the soil to a depth of only mm, which.

Crops were raised on soil media with drip irrigation. The experiment on lettuce revealed that the treatment comprising 75% RDF + FYM and VC at ratio equivalent to 25% recommended dose of nitrogen (RDN) + azotobacter + PSB gave significantly higher leaf yield plant-1 ( g), yield ha-1 ( t) and benefit:cost (B:C) ratio (), which.

conditions prevail for the production of head lettuce, so that a practically continuous supply is available. In the western lettuce-growing section the crop is produced almost entirely under irrigation.

In the eastern part of the United States natural rainfall is frequently supplemented either by subirrigation or by an overhead-sprinkler system. Crop Production STEPHEN R. GRATTAN,Plant-Water Relations Specialist, University of California, Davis I rrigation water quality can have a profound impact on crop production.

All irrigation water contains dissolved mineral salts, but the concentration and composition of the dissolved salts vary depending on the source of the irrigation water. The irrigation method applied for olive cultivation under saline conditions may have a significant influence on the accumulation and distribution of salt in the soil profile (Paranychianakis and Chartzoulakis, ).

Flood irrigation is impossible in desert conditions, due to the lack of water resources, and is completely unsuitable for olives.

Introduction: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is the fourth most important vegetable crop grown hydroponically in greenhouses proceeded by tomatoes, European cucumbers and peppers. Although greenhouse production of lettuce is very small in comparison to field grown, it has a specific market niche as a gourmet, high-quality item.

Being clean and free of soil, it is particularly popular in restaurants.Issued May ; revised October Supersedes Farmers' bulletinLettuce growing. Contents: Importance of lettuce crop -- Types of lettuce and their adaptation -- Description of important varieties -- Factors influencing field production -- Rotations -- Selection preparation and improvement of soils -- Importance of good seed -- Coated seed -- Seeding in place -- Growing plants for.ADVERTISEMENTS: Irrigation: Increase in agricultural production and productivity depends, to a large extent, on the availability of water.

Hence, the importance of irrigation is, however, the availability of irrigation facilities which is highly inadequate in India. ADVERTISEMENTS: For example, in 51, gross irrigated area as percentage of gross cropped area was only 17%. Even [ ].