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Effect of phospho-potassium fertilization on yield of Deglet Nour date palm grown in gypsum soil and irrigated with salted water (Biskra southeast Algeria)

By: Ouamane Rim, Reguieg Yssaad Houcine Abdelhakim, Masmoudi Ali

Key Words: Date palm, Fertilization, Salinity, Potassium, Phosphorus

Int. J. Biosci. 11(2), 68-76, August 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/11.2.68-76

Certification: ijb 2017 0064 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

A field of study was carried out during the two consecutive years (2015-2016) on 30 years old Deglet-Nour cultivar that was grown in gypsum soil and irrigated with salt water which caused serious problems of soil salinity. Palms were fertilized with three levels of potassium (0, 2 and 3 kg /palm) as potassium sulphate K2SO4 (50%) combined with three levels of phosphorus (0, 1 and 2 kg/palm) as superphosphate (TSP) in order to study their influence on the yield, fruit quality and the necessary duration for the responses of palm tree to these fertilizing elements in such conditions. Data showed that applying 2 kg of potassium combined with 1 kg of phosphorus increased the yield and gave better results of fruits weight, length, diameter and weight of pulp. Fruits’ chemical characteristic also improved by the same treatment after two years of the study.

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Ouamane Rim, Reguieg Yssaad Houcine Abdelhakim, Masmoudi Ali.
Effect of phospho-potassium fertilization on yield of Deglet Nour date palm grown in gypsum soil and irrigated with salted water (Biskra southeast Algeria).
Int. J. Biosci. 11(2), 68-76, August 2017.
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