EFFECT OF ORGANIC PRACTICES ON KIWI PRODUCTIVITY LEVELS AND SOME SOIL PROPERTIES FOR ORGANIC KIWI CULTIVATION
Pages: 394-401 Published: 6 Jun 2016
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Abstract: This research was completed in Yalova state using the variety Hayward (A.deliciosa). Some soil improvers and organic-origin plant food sources were applied to kiwis grown under organic farming conditions. The study was completed in divided parcels in randomized blocks according to the study design with 4 repetitions and 6 vines in each parcel. Materials used in applications were administered to plants in a fertigation program. With applications beginning in the 2nd year after the orchard was planted, materials were administered to plants in a fertigation program. The results of this study investigating the effects of different applications on organic kiwi productivity and some soil properties found; For productivity increase, composted cattle manure+K2O (potassium-weighted fertilizer allowed in organic farming) provided best results. Applications increased the water-holding capacity of soil and organic material content by significant levels compared to initial values.
Keywords: organic kiwifruit, organic plant nutrition, soil good agents