Effects of Soil pH and Fertilizers on Haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) Vegetative Growth
AbstractHaskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) is a new northern latitude fruit crop that is increasing in popularity. This sudden enthusiasm for haskap increases the need for obtaining baseline knowledge related to establishing it as a crop, such as its optimal soil pH and fertilizer needs. In a greenhouse, one-year-old haskap plants (cultivar: Indigo Treat©) were grown in a local loamy sand. We assessed the impact of pH and fertilizer on haskap vegetative growth through an experiment involving four soil pH and five fertilization treatments of three N sources (ammonium, nitrate, and organic (chicken manure)). Leaf senescence as well as above-ground and root biomass were recorded after 19 weeks of vegetative growth. For cultivar Indigo Treat©, optimal vegetative growth was observed under slightly acidic soil conditions (pHCaCl2 5.5–6 or pHwater 5.9–6.5) without application of N. Phosphorus and K fertilizers did not influence vegetative growth. We here discuss the implications for establishing haskap orchards. View Full-Text
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Tremblay, C.; Deslauriers, A.; Lafond, J.; Lajeunesse, J.; Paré, M.C. Effects of Soil pH and Fertilizers on Haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) Vegetative Growth. Agriculture 2019, 9, 56.
Tremblay C, Deslauriers A, Lafond J, Lajeunesse J, Paré MC. Effects of Soil pH and Fertilizers on Haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) Vegetative Growth. Agriculture. 2019; 9(3):56.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tremblay, Catherine; Deslauriers, Annie; Lafond, Jean; Lajeunesse, Julie; Paré, Maxime C. 2019. "Effects of Soil pH and Fertilizers on Haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) Vegetative Growth." Agriculture 9, no. 3: 56.
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