THE EFFECT OF SPRAY IRRIGATION AND DRIP IRRIGATION ON YIELD AND DISEASES OF STRAWBERRIES GROWN ON A VERY LIGHT SOIL
Considering dry vegetation periods, 1982 and 1983, disease intensity was negligible. Only Mycosphaerella fragariae could be found in a higher intensity. The pathogen infected more the plants which were drip irrigated. In the year 1984, when weather condition were back to normal Diplocarpon earliana and Botrytis cinerea were also observed. All these pathogenes considerably infected the plants spray irrigated rather than drip irrigated. The differences were proved statistically.