Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/226074
Title:
Organic Lemon Production
Author:
Zerkoune, Mohammed; Wright, Glenn; Kernz, David; McCloskey, William
Issue Date:
Feb-2002
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Citrus and Deciduous Fruit and Nut Research Report
Abstract:
This experiment was initiated in March 2000 to study the feasibility of growing organic lemon in the desert southwest of Arizona. A ten-acre field planted to lemons in 1998 was selected on Superstition sand at the Yuma Mesa Agricultural Research Center. The initial soil test in top 6 inches was 5 parts per million (ppm) NO₃⁻ and 4.9-PPM NaHCO₃⁻-extractable P. Soil pH was 8.7 in the top 6 inches. Seven treatments were applied in randomized complete block design repeated three times. The treatments were control, compost and clover, compost and perfecta, compost and steam, manure and clover, manure and perfecta and manure and steam Leaf tissue analysis indicated that nitrate level was significantly influenced by treatment. Organic insect control treatments for citrus thrips were as equally effective as the non-organic commercial standards.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Citrus fruits -- Arizona; Lemon -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
AZ1275; Series P-129
Sponsors:
Arizona Citrus Research Council

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dc.titleOrganic Lemon Productionen_US
dc.contributor.authorZerkoune, Mohammeden_US
dc.contributor.authorWright, Glennen_US
dc.contributor.authorKernz, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCloskey, Williamen_US
dc.date.issued2002-02-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalCitrus and Deciduous Fruit and Nut Research Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThis experiment was initiated in March 2000 to study the feasibility of growing organic lemon in the desert southwest of Arizona. A ten-acre field planted to lemons in 1998 was selected on Superstition sand at the Yuma Mesa Agricultural Research Center. The initial soil test in top 6 inches was 5 parts per million (ppm) NO₃⁻ and 4.9-PPM NaHCO₃⁻-extractable P. Soil pH was 8.7 in the top 6 inches. Seven treatments were applied in randomized complete block design repeated three times. The treatments were control, compost and clover, compost and perfecta, compost and steam, manure and clover, manure and perfecta and manure and steam Leaf tissue analysis indicated that nitrate level was significantly influenced by treatment. Organic insect control treatments for citrus thrips were as equally effective as the non-organic commercial standards.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectCitrus fruits -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectLemon -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/226074-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1275en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-129en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArizona Citrus Research Councilen_US
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