Vol 16 No 4 (2010)
Cikkek

The effect of cooling irrigation on the blooming dynamic of plum

Published August 16, 2010
L. Lakatos
University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural Sciences and Engeneering, Department of Agricultural Mechanics and Engeneering Hungary
I. Gonda
University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural Sciences and Engeneering, Department of Fruit production, Hungary
M. Soltész
University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, Hungary
Z. Szabó
University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, Hungary
J. Nyéki
University of Debrecen, Institute for Research and Development, Hungary
View:
pdf
How to Cite

APA

Lakatos, L., Gonda, I., Soltész, M., Szabó, Z., & Nyéki, J. (2010). The effect of cooling irrigation on the blooming dynamic of plum. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 16(4), 57-59. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/16/4/918

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to explore the effect of cooling irrigation (aspersion) on the beginning of bloom and on the micro-climate of the plantation. The results show that the water sprayed in the orchard by micro-jet influenced decisively the temperature of the plantation. At higher temperatures (around 20 °C), the drop of temperature may attain 5–7 °C. A low relative humidity of the air may increase the relative effect, The frequent repetition (20 minute intervals) may keep the temperature low also in the buds. The beginning of bloom may delayed for more than ten days. The dynamics of blooming was characterised by a logistic curve in the treated as well as in the control plot. In the treated plot, the curve was steeper than in the control in spite of equal temperatures measured in the plots. Under our (Hungarian) climatic conditions, the method is successfully used to delay blooming dates. The main result is the diminution of the frost damage in the spring and the security of yield. The costs and water requirement should be calculated later.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.