THE EFFECT OF SPRAY IRRIGATION AND DRIP IRRIGATION ON YIELD AND DISEASES OF STRAWBERRIES GROWN ON A VERY LIGHT SOIL

Cz. Sadowski, Cz. Rzekanowski
In the field experiment carried out in 1982–84 the influence of spray and drip irrigation on strawberry yield and healthiness was examined. In comparision to not irrigated fields, spraying brought about an average yield increase of 39.7% in three year period and drip irrigation caused the increase of yield by 83.5%. The average weight of a single fruit was higher by 21.6% and 55.3% respectively.

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.

Sadowski, Cz. and Rzekanowski, Cz. (1989). THE EFFECT OF SPRAY IRRIGATION AND DRIP IRRIGATION ON YIELD AND DISEASES OF STRAWBERRIES GROWN ON A VERY LIGHT SOIL. Acta Hortic. 265, 623-626
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.265.96
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.265.96

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