Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/198112
Title:
Continued Evaluation of N Fertilization Practices for Surface Irrigated Lemons
Author:
Sanchez, Charles A.; Wright, Glenn C.; Peralta, Manuel
Affiliation:
Yuma Agricultural Center
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Citrus Research Report
Abstract:
Much of the citrus produced in southwestern Arizona is grown on sandy soils. Because these soils have a low ion exchange capacity, are highly permeable to water, and are prone to nitrate leaching, achieving efficient N management presents a continuing challenge. A field study was conducted on a superstition sand to evaluate the response of lemons to combinations of soil and foliar applied N. Lemon yields significantly increased by soil applied N. Foliar N increased yields of lemons the first harvest at the lower soil N rates. However, there were no other significant responses to foliar N. Overall, there were few meaningful changes in fruit quality to N fertilization. The N content of the leaves increased linearly to soil N application
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Citrus fruits -- Arizona; Fertilization practices
Series/Report no.:
AZ1331; Series P-137
Sponsors:
Arizona Citrus Research Council

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleContinued Evaluation of N Fertilization Practices for Surface Irrigated Lemonsen_US
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, Charles A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWright, Glenn C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPeralta, Manuelen_US
dc.contributor.departmentYuma Agricultural Centeren_US
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCitrus Research Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractMuch of the citrus produced in southwestern Arizona is grown on sandy soils. Because these soils have a low ion exchange capacity, are highly permeable to water, and are prone to nitrate leaching, achieving efficient N management presents a continuing challenge. A field study was conducted on a superstition sand to evaluate the response of lemons to combinations of soil and foliar applied N. Lemon yields significantly increased by soil applied N. Foliar N increased yields of lemons the first harvest at the lower soil N rates. However, there were no other significant responses to foliar N. Overall, there were few meaningful changes in fruit quality to N fertilization. The N content of the leaves increased linearly to soil N applicationen_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectFertilization practicesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/198112-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1331en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-137en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArizona Citrus Research Councilen_US
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