Vol. 16 No. 1 (2010)


Connection of fertilization conditions of sour cherry and meteorological parameters

Published January 3, 2010
L. Lakatos
University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural Sciences and Engenering, Hungary
, T. Szabó
Fruit Research and Extension Institute of Újfehértó, Hungary
, M. Soltész
University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, Hungary
, Z. Szabó
University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, Hungary
, M. C. Dussi
Fucultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional del Comahue
, J. Nyéki
University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, Hungary
fertilization minimum-maximum temperature night and day temperature
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Lakatos, L., Szabó, T., Soltész, M., Szabó, Z., Dussi, M. C., & Nyéki, J. (2010). Connection of fertilization conditions of sour cherry and meteorological parameters. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 16(1), 17–21. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/16/1/856

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Our analyses showed that the degree of free fertilization is mostly influenced by maximum temperature and sunshine duration.We found that free fertilization ratio increases with higher daily maximum temperatures; similar results characterise sunshine duration as well, namely we observed higher free fertilization ratio at higher sunshine duration values. Total amount of precipitation during the period between blossoming and maturity and the difference between the average daytime and night temperatures have an important role in the tendency of maturity time. Photosynthesis and respiration are essentially significant in the development of biological systems. These two processes are mostly regulated by the daytime and night temperatures. Therefore, it is not surprising that if the difference between daytime and night temperatures is large, it means intensive photosynthesis and a low degree of respiratory loss. Under these conditions intensive development and ripening can take place; however, in case of a low temperature difference intensive respiration slows down the process of development. Duration of ripening is also significantly influenced by the amount of precipitation of the period between blossoming and maturity.Abundant precipitation slows down the process of ripening, while dry weather accelerates it. Self-fertilization takes place in a space isolated from the environment. In spite of that, we found that effectiveness of self-pollination significantly depends on the meteorological conditions. Degree of self-fertilization is influenced directly by temperature and indirectly by other climatic parameters. We found a significant connection between the values of maximum and minimum temperatures during blossoming and the ratio of self-fertilization. Increase of maximum temperature reduces the effectiveness of self-pollination.A 1 °C increase of maximum temperature reduces self-fertilization ratio by 0,6%. In the case of minimum temperature we can state that the morning minimum temperature of 7,5–8,5°C is the most favourable. If minimum temperatures are under 4 °C or above 12 °C, self-fertilization ratio reduces to the quarter of the value characteristic at 8 °C. We believe that the effectiveness of self-fertilization can be improved considerably by the rational placement of isolator bags within the crown area, avoiding their placement to the external, western crown surface.


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