DISTRIBUTION AND HORTICULTURAL VALUES OF THE PEATS IN ANATOLIA

G. Çayci, Y. Ataman, I. ünver, N. Munsuz
Organic matter accumulation in Anatolia has been very limited mainly because of the climatic conditions. The general sequence of a hot, dry summer after a rainy, cool winter has encouraged its mineralization process.

Few expectional areas located on southeastern coast of Black Sea where annual precipitation is over 2 m, and on poorly drained random marshes a couple of lagoons at their eutropic stage were dealt with.

In this pioneering research study in Turkey, 16 locations were identified with field surveys. Peat samples were taken from 4 depth at every 20 cm for laboratory studies. In addition to the determination of main physical and chemical properties, moisture retention characteristics of three fractions (0-2 mm, 2-6.35 mm and larger than 6.35 mm) of peat samples were ascertained. Peatlands occupy about 240 sqkm area in Turkey.

Necessary conservation practices and amendment measures were discussed.

Çayci, G., Ataman, Y., ünver, I. and Munsuz, N. (1989). DISTRIBUTION AND HORTICULTURAL VALUES OF THE PEATS IN ANATOLIA. Acta Hortic. 238, 189-196
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.238.22
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.238.22

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