Under sterilized and non-sterilized soil conditions, mycorrhizal dependency in citrus plants depends on phosphorus fertilization rather than zinc application

ORTAŞ İ., DEMİRBAŞ A. , Akpinar C.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE, cilt.83, sa.2, ss.81-87, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 83 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17660/ejhs.2018/83.2.3
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-87


The soils of the cukurova Region (Eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey) have high clay, Oland lime content; consequently, crop production is limited as zinc (Zn) and phosphorus (P) deficiency are common problems in citrus plantations. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of a single selected arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) and indigenous mycorrhizae (IM) inoculations, using sterile and non-sterile soils, and the application of P and Zn doses on the growth and nutrient uptake of sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.) seedlings. Experiments were performed under greenhouse conditions using a Canakci soil series (Typic xerofluvent) over 8 months. Rhizoglomus clarum was used as the arbuscular mycorrhizae fungus at a level of 1000 spores per plant. Different P (0 and 200 mg kg(-1) P2O5) and Zn (0, 2.5, 5 mg kg(-1) Zn) rates were applied at the beginning of the experiment.