Title Effects of Soil-applied Micronized-sulphur with Bentonite and Organic Matter on Soil pH, Tomato Plant Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality under Greenhouse Conditions
Authors Kerim YARAŞ, H.Yıldız DAŞGAN
Abstract The aim of the research is decreasing greenhouse soil pH by micronized-sulphur with bentonite and organic matter applications. The effects of the soil pH on fruit yield, fruit quality properties, plant growth and plant nutrition have been investigated. Micronized-sulphur with bentonite and leonardite were applied 150 kg/ha and 2000 kg/ha, respectively. Greenhouse soil pH at the beginning was 8.1 and the end of the experiment (approx. 5 months) it was decreased 0.51 unit and 0.45 unit by the application of sulphure and organic matter, respectively. The treatments were increasingly affected tomato yield in the experiment; 5.6 kg/m2, 5.8 kg/m2 ve 4.7 kg/m2 tomato yields were obtanied from organic matter, sulphur and control, respectively. Plant growth and development, nutrients uptake and fruit properties were also positively affected by the soil pH decreasing applications.
Keywords Protected vegetable cultivation, soil ph, micronized- sulphur with bentonite, leonardite, Solanum lycopercsicum
Journal TABAD - Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Issue Issue 1
Page 175-180
Year 2012
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