Lettuce Growth in Different Pot Volumes and Irrigation Frequencies Under Saline Stress

  •  Ana J. de O. Targino    
  •  Francisco de A. de Oliveira    
  •  Mychelle K. T. de Oliveira    
  •  Lúcia R. de L. Régis    
  •  Helena M. de Morais Neta    
  •  Carla J. X. Cordeiro    
  •  Francisco A. T. Alves    
  •  Luan V. Nascimento    
  •  Victor G. Pessoa    
  •  Antônio A. A. de Oliveira    
  •  Maria W. de L. Souza    
  •  Paulo V. de Menezes    
  •  Jessilanne P. B. de M. Costa    
  •  Isabelly C. da S. Marques    
  •  Rafaelle da Silva Freitas    


This study aimed to evaluate lettuce production in different pot volumes and different irrigation frequency under saline stress. The experiment was carried out at the Department of Environmental and Technological Sciences of the Federal Rural University of the Semi-Arid, in Mossoró, RN, Brazil. Randomized block experimental design was used in factorial scheme of 2 × 3 × 3, with 3 replicates. Treatments were consisted of 2 water’s salinity levels (0.5 and 2.0 dS m-1), 3 frequencies of irrigation (6, 9, and 12 daily events), and 3 different pots (0.5, 1.0, and 3.0 L). Data from parameters evaluated at harvest were submitted to variance analysis and means were compared. We verified that when the lower saline water (0.5 dS m-1) was used lettuce production increased when cultivated in pots of 3.0 L and submitted to 6 daily events of irrigation. When 3.0 dS m-1 water was used the best results were obtained in 0.5 L and nine daily events of irrigation. The combination of 0.5 L pot and six or nine daily events of irrigation better inhibited the damaging effects of salinity.

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