Investigation of different horticultural practices to minimize drought impacts in rainfed fig (Ficus carica L. 'Sabz')

H. Zare, E. Zare, S. Sedaghat, M. Jafari
Agricultural drought is a temporary condition that occurs during short, hot periods of low precipitation and prolonged deficiency of soil moisture. This results from the imbalance between soil moisture and evapotranspiration. The effectiveness of horticultural practices in conserving soil moisture and reducing evapotranspiration was found to be higher under drought conditions. The aim of this study was to find the best horticultural practices for minimizing agricultural drought impacts on the rainfed fig (Ficus carica L. 'Sabz') orchards. This experiment included seven treatments with five replicates and continued for three years. Results showed, severe pruning and licorice root residues mulch treatments significantly reduced leaf chlorosis. Mechanical weed control and trunk whitening treatments significantly enhanced percentage of dried fruits with a diameter larger than 23 mm. Plowing treatment increased percentage of early ripened fruits. Weed control treatment escalated fruit weight. Furthermore, weed control and licorice root residues mulch treatments enhanced yields.
Zare, H., Zare, E., Sedaghat, S. and Jafari, M. (2021). Investigation of different horticultural practices to minimize drought impacts in rainfed fig (Ficus carica L. 'Sabz'). Acta Hortic. 1310, 211-216
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1310.32
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1310.32
mulch, pruning, stress
English
1310_32
211-216

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