Shelf life, 4-5 C
A number of parameters were selected to study the effect of using IVG-IR for the irrigation of cucumber crops vs. t of reference (control) crop using normal tap water. These parameters include plant growth, plant viability, the productivity measured on the basis of total yield of cucumbers, rejected fruits/cucumbers, roots weight and shelf life of the cucumber fruits of both tested crops.
Two water tanks were used. One was filled with control water; the other one was filled with water treated with IVG-IR. The tanks were feeding the drop irrigation system. The plants were growing in soil.