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Modified straw bale technique for cucumbers

, : Modified straw bale technique for cucumbers. Acta Horticulturae (82): 75-77

In the existing straw bale technique high salt concentrations caused by applying solid fertilizers to bales before cucumber planting persisted for long periods after planting, restricted rooting and could cause dieback of young fruit and reduce yields. This modified technique eliminated the need to apply solid fertilizer.

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