Determination of Coefficients and Biomass Potential for Pruning Residuals in Some Olive Varieties

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Çiçek G. , Sümer S. K. , Egesel C. Ö. , Say S. M. , Aydın A.

KSU J. Agric Nat, vol.24, no.2, pp.313-318, 2021 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18016/
  • Title of Journal : KSU J. Agric Nat
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-318


As a result of pruning operations in olive orchards, large amounts of biomass material are produced every year. In this study, it is aimed to determine pruning residual coefficients in olive varieties grown in Southern Marmara Region of Turkey. Amount of pruning residuals and its energy potential due to olive cultivation of the region was determined with these coefficients. The coefficients were compared with the values obtained in different countries. Possible uses of the residual biomass were also investigated. The study material consisted of young (0-25 years), full-yield (25-50 years) and old (over 50 years) trees of Ayvalık, Gemlik and Domat, widely grown olive varieties in the South Marmara Region. The experiment used a randomized plot design sampling 5 trees for each age and variety. The average coefficients of determination for pruning residues were calculated as 33.62 kg tree-1year-1 and 5668,63 kg ha-1year-1. Energy potential from pruning residues were determined to be 5,16 PJ for Southern Marmara Development Region.