HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 29 no. 1 (2019)

Performance of Hydroponic Lettuce Using Organic Medium Solutions

RAMON T. SANTIAGO JR.

 

Abstract:

The study was conducted to determine the performance of lettuce under hydroponic culture with locally organic-based solutions from a growing nursey. It was conducted at District 1 San Manuel, Isabela from October to December 2018. The different treatments used were: T1 ‒ Simple Nutrient Addition Program (SNAP), T2 ‒ Carrageenan, T3 ‒ Vermitea and T4 ‒ Ricewash. Laid out in a Completely Randomized Design with three (3) replications. The plants grown in SNAP solution consistently produced the tallest, number of leaves, longest roots and the heaviest fresh weight per plant. The SNAP solution obtained the highest total dissolved solids and electrical conductivity reading. Next to SNAP solution is the vermitea solution which produced comparable length of roots. In the absence of SNAP solution, the vermitea solution is a potential culture media for hydroponically lettuce due to its high total dissolved solids and electrical conductivity reading. Hydroponics lettuce production supply can be achieved using a solution from SNAP and Vermitea as growing medium for urban gardening.