Vol 17 No 1-2 (2011)
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Monitoring of water regime in an apple orchard

Published March 15, 2011
A. Nagy
University of Debrecen, Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Water and Environmental Management, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi 138, Hungary
T. Fórián
University of Debrecen, Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Water and Environmental Management, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi 138, Hungary
J. Tamás
University of Debrecen, Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Water and Environmental Management, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi 138, Hungary
J. Nyéki
University of Debrecen, Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Water and Environmental Management, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi 138, Hungary
Z. Szabó
University of Debrecen, Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, Institute of Water and Environmental Management, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi 138, Hungary
M. Soltész
Collage of Kecskemét, Faculty of Horticulture, H-6000 Kecskemét, Erdei Ferenc tér 1–3.
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Nagy, A., Fórián, T., Tamás, J., Nyéki, J., Szabó, Z., & Soltész, M. (2011). Monitoring of water regime in an apple orchard. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 17(1-2), 29-32. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/17/1-2./940

Abstract

Our investigation was carried out at an micro-irrigated intensive apple orchard in Debrecen-Pallag in 2010. The aims of the study were to monitor the effect of a compacted layer on soil water regime by tensiometers and supporting the water management of the orchard. The results suggest that the physical characteristic of the examined soil is sandy soil with low capillarity and total available water content. The soil water tensions were varied between pF 0 and 2.5 due to the extreme precipitation circumstances in 2010. Tensiometers in 40 cm depth resulted fast (few hours) and significant respond to precipitation than in the 70 cm soil layer. Based on daily measurements, the soils possess a daily fluctuation of soil moisture, however the changes become more moderate in deeper layers. In accordance with all of the results, the amount of drainable water regime was about 20.6 V/V% at 40 cm depth and 18.6 V/V% at 70 cm mainly. The harmful surplus water can be infiltrated by loosening of the compacted soil layer in 50–70 cm depth or led off by vertical drainage.

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