Determination of Spatial Variability in Olive Production. Part I - Soil

K. BELLITURK1, C. SAGLAM2, B. AKDEMIR2 and C. B. SISMAN3

1 Namik Kemal University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science, Tekirdag,Turkey
2 Namik Kemal University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Machinery, Tekirdag,Turkey
3 Namik Kemal University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Farm Structures and Irrigation, Tekirdag,Turkey

Abstract

BELLITURK, K., C. SAGLAM, B. AKDEMIR and C. B. SISMAN, 2010. Determination of spatial variability in olive production. Part I - Soil. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 468-475

The aim of this research is to determine soil spatial variability and strategies of fertilization. This research was carried out in an olive orchard which has 84 trees in Turkey. Soil analyses were realized by using samples which were taken from grids. Soil of the olive orchard was suitable for olive growing due to physical and chemical analysis except organic matter, (partially P), Mn, and Zn. Due to the results of analyses; N, P, Mn and Zn will be required for the next year olive production. The fertilization strategies must be included these applications. It should not be forgotten that the soils which are adequate in potassium and partially phosphorus, may become poor in P and K as like organic material in the length of time.

Key words: Olive, spatial variability, nutrition, soil analysis

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