Head Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L., Asteraceae) Production in a Non-Circulating Hydroponic System Under the Climatic Condition of Biliran, Philippines: A Preliminary Investigation

Vivencio A. Pelesco, Matias A. Bentor, Jr.

Abstract


This study explored head lettuce (Lactuca sativa L., Asteraceae) production in a non-circulating hydroponic system under the climatic conditions of Biliran, Philippines. One-sample t-test was used to compare the experimental yield of head lettuce with the reported average yield of 3 kg/m2 in lettuce growing areas of the Philippines under the conventional production system. Result revealed that the experimental marketable yield of 2.92 kg/m2 is comparable to the reported average yield of lettuce. Preliminary result indicates the possibility of head lettuce production in a non-circulating hydroponic system under the outdoor environment of Biliran, Philippines.


Keywords


head lettuce; SNAP hydroponics system; Biliran; vegetable production; warm climate

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