EFFECTS OF VARIOUS CROP LOADS AND LEAF FERTILIZER ON GRAPEVINE YIELD AND QUALITY


Akin A., DARDENİZ A. , ATES F., Celik M.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, vol.35, no.13, pp.1949-1957, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01904167.2012.716888
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1949-1957

Abstract

Crop loads and leaf fertilizers are highly important for yield and quality of grapevine. This research was conducted in the Konya province of Turkey in 2008 and 2009. The effects of crop loads and leaf fertilizers were investigated on yield and quality of Vitis vinifera L. cv. 'Gok uzum'. The combined leaf fertilizer (TARIS-ZF) significantly increased quality parameters such as berry length, berry weight, maturity index, juice yield and drying index of grapevine. Increasing crop load values (16, 21, and 26 buds/vine) increased fresh grape yield and juice yield; however, maturity index and drying index decreased in comparison to the control. According to these results, it was suggested that to produce a high yield 26 buds/vine pruning and non-fertilization could be utilized or to increase quality parameters 16 buds/vine pruning, and fertilization may be applied on grapevine cultivation.