Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agrícola e Ambiental
versión On-line ISSN 1807-1929
MEDEIROS, Pedro R. F. de; DUARTE, Sérgio N. y DIAS, Carlos T. S.. Tolerance of cucumber crop to salinity in greenhouse. Rev. bras. eng. agríc. ambient. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.4, pp. 406-410. ISSN 1807-1929. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-43662009000400006.
The objective of this work was to evaluate the cucumber crop in saline conditions resulting from fertilizer salt, under six levels of soil salinity (1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5 dS m-1). The study was carried out in the experimental area of the Department of Rural Engineering of the ESALQ/USP, Piracicaba/SP, Brazil. The planting was carried out in recipients using sandy soil during the period of 28/08/07 to 20/10/07. As the main results, it was verified that the maximum productivity was 2.45 kg m-2 for the salinity level of 3.5 dS m-1, that with the values of relative production the threshold salinity (SL) observed was of 4.08 dS m-1, and that there was a decline of 19.33% in production for unit increase of soil salinity above the threshold point.
Palabras llave : solution extractor; electrical conductivity; relative productivity.