Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas
versión impresa ISSN 2007-0934
GUTIERREZ VACA, César et al. Evaluation of water stress on bare-root strawberry plants. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2010, vol.1, n.3, pp. 439-444. ISSN 2007-0934.
This study determined the time available before irrigating, after planting bare-root strawberry plants in soil cushioned with moisture before rotting permanently, without risking the plant's life. This, in order to design a grafting device for bare-root plants that runs on dry cushioned soils.Four irrigation treatments were analyzed; one was applied an hour before transplanting, another when transplanting, and 1 and 2 hours afterwards. The experiment was carried out in November 2007 in the town of "El Copal", in the municipality of Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico; the location's height is 1 720 masl; the soil is silty clay loam and the rotting point humidity is around 18%. The plastic used was white on the outside, black on the inside and 30 µm thick. Irrigation was determined viable during transplanting and up to two hours later without endangering the plant, with a certainty of 95%. The conclusion was that it is possible to mechanically transplant bare-root strawberry plants on dry cushioned soil, which will allow the device to operate.
Palabras llave : agricultural machinery; design; transplant.