Vol. 17 No. 4-5 (2011)
Articles

Effect of late spring frost event on nutrition aspects of a sour cherry orchard in East Hungary

Published December 4, 2011
P. T. Nagy
Institute of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources Management and Rural Development, Károly Róbert College, Mátrai str. 36. Gyöngyös, H-3200, Hungary
I. Kincses
Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, University of Debrecen, Centre of Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management
J. Nyéki
Institute for Research and Development, Centre of Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary Research
T. Szabó
Research and Extension Centre for Fruit Growing, H-4244 Újfehértó, Vadastag 2.
M. Soltész
College of Kecskemét, Faculty of Horticulture, H-6000 Kecskemét, Erdei Ferenc square 1-3.
Z. Szabó
Institute for Research and Development, Centre of Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary Research
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APA

Nagy, P. T., Kincses, I., Nyéki, J., Szabó, T., Soltész, M., & Szabó, Z. (2011). Effect of late spring frost event on nutrition aspects of a sour cherry orchard in East Hungary. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 17(4-5), 93-97. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/17/4-5/977

Similarly to 2007, 2011 was also critical year for fruit growers in Eastern-Hungary. Serious frost damage was observed at late blooming period (6 May (T=-1.6°C)) in this region, which caused approximately 60-65% of fruit loss. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of a spring frost event on nutrient uptake and status of the trees of a sour cherry plantation at Újfehértó. The symptoms of frost were observed visually. This visual observation was confirmed by SPAD readings. The frost affected the macroand micronutrient contents of leaves. It was found that the frost affected the nutrient uptake negatively, but the effect of it was not significantly sometimes. It can be stated that the nutrient demand of trees can be supplied only under even worse conditions.

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