SOIL Studies

SOIL Studies

2021, Vol 10, Num, 1     (Pages: 023-034)

Determination of Some Physical and Chemical Properties and Fertility Capacity of Soils under Hazelnut Cultivation

Özlem ETE AYDEMİR 1 ,Mehmet AKGÜN 1 ,Faruk ÖZKUTLU 1

1 Ordu Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Bölümü, 52200, Altınordu/ Ordu

DOI: 10.21657/topraksu.768642
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One of the prerequisites for high yield and quality in hazelnut farming is accurate fertilization based on soil and leaf analysis. This study is carried out to determine fertility status of the soils under hazelnut cultivation in Ordu Province by testing physical and chemical properties of the soil samples taken from 40 hazelnut orchards. The texture, pH and lime status of the soils were determined and compared with the limit values. Accordingly, it was determined that the soils were generally low in lime and pH levels were changing from slightly acidic to slightly alkali. The comparison of mineral nutrition elements of the soils with the limit values revealed that 90%, 62.5%, 100% and 52.5% of the soils were deficient for phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and zinc, respectively. The results of the present study indicated that there was a nutritional problem in the soils under hazelnut cultivation. This nutritional problem can be solved using multi nutritional fertilizers in hazelnut cultivation.

Keywords : Ordu, Corylus avellana L, soil fertility