Determination of Spatial Variability in Olive Production. Part II - Leaf

K. BELLITURK1, C. SAGLAM2, B. AKDEMIR2, C. SISMAN3 and B. SOZUBEK4

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
4 Namik Kemal University, Muratli Vocational School, Chemistry Program

Abstract

BELLITURK, K., C. SAGLAM, B. AKDEMIR, C. SISMAN and B. SOZUBEK, 2010. Determination of spatial variability in olive production. Part II – leaf. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 713-718

This research was carried out in an olive orchard with 84 trees in Turkey to determine spatial variability of plant nutrition in leaves. Leaf analyses were realized by using samples which were taken from grids. The soil of the olive orchard was suitable for olive growing due to physical and chemical analysis except organic matter, Mn, and Zn. The leaf analysis showed that the levels of K, Ca, Mg, and P were sufficient. These results were parallel to the results obtained from soil. When micro element levels were investigated; the levels of Fe and Mn were adequate, and level of Cu was excessive. Due to the analysis results; N, P, Mn and Zn will be required for the next year olive production. The fertilization strategies must include these applications.

Key words: olive, spatial variability, nutrition, leaf analysis

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