Comparison of eight dill cultivars grown in containers in different light conditions

BARBARA FRĄSZCZAK

Abstract

Experiments were carried out in the experimental station “Marcelin” of Poznań University of Life Sciences in 2006. The objective of this study was to compare eight dill cultivars in order to determine their usefulness for cultivation in containers in different lighting conditions (PPFD -100 and 75 μmol·m-2·s-1). The following cultivars ‘Amat’, ‘Ambrozja’, ‘Herkules’, ‘Krezus’, ‘Kronos’, ‘Lukullus’, ‘Skaner’ and ‘Szmaragd’ were compared. In the first week of cultivation, higher plants and greater biomass were obtained in the cultivation at 100 μmol. m-2.s-1 in comparison with plants growing at 75 μmol.m-2.s-1. After four weeks of growth, no differences in the parametric assessment of plants growing at 100 μmol.m-2.s-1 and at 75 μmol.m-2.s-1 were observed. ‘Ambrozja’ cultivar was characterized by the highest growth dynamics and value of LAI index, while ‘Skaner’ by the lowest. The performed experiments showed that ‘Ambrozja ‘cultivar is the most suitable one for cultivation in containers.
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