Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. Rincon) Production Using Organic Nutrient Solution under Hydroponics System


  • Erecson Sipin Solis Institute of Agriculture, Camiguin Polytechnic State College-Catarman Campus, Tangaro, Catarman 9104, Philippines
  • Jac Magaret Institute of Agriculture, Camiguin Polytechnic State College-Catarman Campus, Tangaro, Catarman 9104, Philippines




Hydroponics, Lettuce, Organic Nutrient Solution, Sensory Quality, Yield


Lettuce is one of the most widely hydroponically grown crops and studies showed that lettuce has a high yield and good quality under a soilless production. However, the nutrient solution used in hydroponic systems is based on chemical fertilizers and recently, there has been an increased interest in organic hydroponics as the market for organic food continues to grow. The study was conducted to evaluate commercially available organic nutrient solutions (Vermitea, BioVoltin, Ramils, Healthynest) in comparison to conventional inorganic fertilizers (Snap) in hydroponic lettuce production with water as a negative control. The crop experiment was carried out in a plastic polyhouse with a mesh net at the Institute of Agriculture, Camiguin Polytechnic State College – Catarman Campus, Tangaro, Catarman, Camiguin, from November 1, 2021, to December 15, 2021, using a Randomized Complete Blocked Design with three replications. Results of the study showed that among organic nutrient solutions, Treatment 5 (Ramils) and Treatment 7 (Healthynest,), showed comparable results to conventional inorganic fertilizer, Treatment 1 (Snap) in terms of horticultural characteristics, root development, survival rate, yield, and sensory quality attributes and cost and return analysis. However, different organic nutrient solutions exhibited no significant effects on nutrient solution consumption per plant and total nutrient solution consumption.  Treatment 5 (Ramils) was considered best overall in terms of sensory quality attributes, overall acceptability and overall marketability except for color, succulence, and bitterness, followed by T1 and T7. Also, Treatment 5 (Ramils) and Treatment 7 (Healthynest) have the highest yield, hence generating the highest net returns, net profit margin, and return on investment.


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How to Cite

Solis, E. S., & Magaret, J. (2022). Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. Rincon) Production Using Organic Nutrient Solution under Hydroponics System. American Journal of Agricultural Science, Engineering, and Technology, 6(3), 24–32. https://doi.org/10.54536/ajaset.v6i3.705