Improved Crop Quality by Nutrient Management by Dilek Anec, Dilek Anaç, Pierre Martin-Prével

By Dilek Anec, Dilek Anaç, Pierre Martin-Prével

Emphasis in agricultural creation has shifted from mere volume to caliber items. functional adventure and medical investigations have proven that, of some of the tradition measures, balanced fertilization especially exerts a substantial effect on the standard of agricultural items. easily including extra of what the crop has already absorbed to capability is unproductive, dear, wasteful and destructive to the surroundings. hence, balanced crop food raises crop caliber, safeguards common assets and brings gain to the farmer. in a different way quick inhabitants development and critical urbanization will exhaust our common assets.

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A. - Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8000 Faro Portugal. ^AIDA- Apartado 51, 8100 Louie Portugal. ^D. - Faculdade de Ciencias de Lisboa, Bloco C2, piso 4,1700 Lisboa Portugal, Key words: Carob-tree; nitrogen; potassium; fertilization; nutrients; vegetative growth; inflorescences; LAI Abstract: The purpose of this experiment was to analyse soil nutrient availability as factors controlling vegetative and reproductive growth in carob {Ceratonia siliqua) trees. 5 %). tree'' (NK treatment).

46 kg MgO is taken up (Qolakoglu and Pekcan, 1990). Chapter 8 37 Guzel (1985) claims that 45 kg N, 8 kg P2O5, 90kg K2O, 55 kg CaO and 12 kg MgO is removed by 13 tons of yield. He also states that 68 kg N, 17 kg P2O5, 140 kg K2O, 90 kg CaO and 19 kg MgO is removed by 20 tons. With the previous findings, research results are in agreement. It can be concluded that sufficient and balanced fertiliser program increases tomato yield significantly. The effects of fertiliser rates on total soluble solids, Vitamin-C, total acidity, and pH of tomato fruits were significant.

B0X 10809, Haifa Bay, Israel, 26120. il) Key words: Citrus, tomato, potassium, potassium nitrate, foliar feeding, fertigation, fruit size, sugar content, acid content, dry matter, shelf life, tangerine, tangelo, creasing, splitting. Abstract: Internal and external qualities of produce are becoming increasingly important market factors. One of the major elements in determining crop quality is potassium availability to the plant. The most important function of potassium in plant metabolism is enzyme activation.

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