MARIGREEN - Sustainable utilization of MARIne resources to foster GREEN plant production in Europe
There is a continuous interest in developing experimental technologies that can be further transferred to small producers or house fields with limited soil surface area. The aim of this study was to implement a hi-grow tabletop technology for strawberry in the USAMV of Bucharest experimental open field. This growing technology will allow experimentation with different fertilization treatments and strawberry cultivars as well as an evaluation of abiotic and biotic stress on plant growth. 'Albion' variety used as the day-neutral strawberry cultivar bore fruit from June to the end of October. In the first year the plants developed well, despite various stress factors (heat, pests, diseases). This study will continue with the implementation of a shading system to protect the plants from direct solar radiation, reduce the temperature, and prevent the sunburn of the fruits.
At NORSØK (Norway), our colleagues Anne-Kristine Løes and PhD student Joshua Cabell are testing a pellet machine in order to provide fertilizer made from fish bone and algal fiber. The pellets will be further tested in field and greenhouse experiments at USAMV (Romania). #MARIGREEN, #collaboration, #bluebioeconomy, #bluebiocofound, #bluebio