Determination of different growth media and various mycorrhizae species on citrus growth and nutrient uptake

ORTAŞ İ., Ustuner O.

SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE, vol.166, pp.84-90, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 166
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.scienta.2013.12.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-90
  • Keywords: Citrus seedlings, Mycorrhizae species, Root colonization, Growth media, Leaf P and Zn, Greenhouse, TRIFOLIATE ORANGE, TROYER CITRANGE, VA-MYCORRHIZAL, FUNGI, PHOSPHORUS, INOCULATION, DEPENDENCY, INFECTION, NUTRITION, SEEDLINGS
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


The influence of mycorrhiza species and growing media (GM) on the growth and nutrient uptake of citrus seedlings (sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.)) was studied. The experiments were conducted over 10 months using: four growth media, eight mycorrhiza species, one cocktail of mycorrhizae spores and one indigenous mycorrhiza spore (collected from the citrus orchard rhizosphere). Four different growing media were tested under controlled greenhouse conditions: GM-A, andesitic tuff + peat (1:1, v/v); GM-B, andesitic tuff + compost (1:1, v/v); GM-C, andesitic tuff + peat + compost (2:1:1, v/v/v) and GM-D andesitic tuff + peat + soil (from the Balcali region) (2:1:1, v/v/v).