INFLUENCE OF FERTILIZATION ON GROWTH AND QUALITY OF LETTUCE
Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Montenegro
The biological characteristics of lettuce and its specific growth and development are the basis for establishing the optimal method of cultivation. In order to achieve appropriate high yields, producers various organic, mineral and microbial fertilizers. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of fertilization on the growth and quality of different varieties of lettuce. A two-factor experiment (fertilization and variety) was set up on a random block system in a greenhouse without heating, on the territory of East Sarajevo. A non-fertilized control variant was included in the trial. During the research, the effect of fertilizers (Slavol and Fitofert humisuper) on two varieties of lettuce (Santoro RZ and Kiribati RZ) was examined. The highest mass of lettuce was recorded on the variant with application of Slavol (309,19 g).The highest percentage of dry matter was achieved by fertilization with Slavol in the Kiribati RZ variety – 6,46%, while the lowest percentage was achieved on the control variant in the Santoro RZ variety - 5.10%.
fertilization, lettuce, yield, quality.