Comparison of indigenous and selected mycorrhiza in terms of growth increases and mycorrhizal dependency of sour orange under phosphorus and zinc deficient soils

Ortas I.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE, vol.84, no.4, pp.218-225, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/ejhs.2019/84.4.4
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-225


The soils of Central Anatolia contain a high day content, pH and low fertility, especially zinc (Zn) and phosphorus (P) levels, and this region also experiences less precipitation; consequently, crop production is primarily limited due to Zn and P deficiency. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of inoculating selected single arbuscular mycorrhizae (AM) and indigenous native mycorrhizae (INM), along with the application of P and Zn doses, on the growth and nutrient uptake of sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.) seedlings under sterile soil conditions. Our hypothesis was that citrus growth is dependent on AM fungi in terms of P and Zn nutrition. A fully factorial experiment was set up to test the effects of mycorrhizal fungi, P and Zn doses, and two soils on the growth and nutrient uptake of sour orange under greenhouse conditions.