EFFECTS OF GREEN MANURES ON SOLUBLE SOLID CONTENT, YIELD AND TREE GROWTH OF SWEET CHERRY


BALEKOĞLU E. , KIR B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.31, no.4, pp.3995-4001, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.3995-4001
  • Keywords: Green manure, cherry trees, sustainable agriculture, SOIL FERTILITY, ORCHARD ALLEYS, APPLE, QUALITY, MANAGEMENT, LEGUMES

Abstract

In this study, three green manure crops (Vicia faba L., Vicia saliva L. and Lolizun multiforum Lam.) were grown in the drive rows of a cherry orchard (Prunus avium L.) in order to compare their conventional production system and bare control. The objectives of this experiment were included to observe growth, development and yield characteristics of cherry trees as well as certain information in which could be beneficial for producers. The final outcome reveals that conventional practice provided the highest yield and shoot diameter, along faba bean which showed the highest trunk diameter growth among two other crops. Also there was no significant difference in soluble solid content observed. Faba bean and common vetch showed higher values of results in all characteristics through the conventional practice. The results also indicated that ryegrass and control showed the lowest yield, shoot length and shoot diameter.