Root Distribution of irragated citrus trees planted on ridge

Kekeç U. , Özekici B. scientific agricultural symposium.¨Agrosym 2019 `, Sarajevo, Bosna-Hersek, 3 - 06 Ekim 2019, cilt.10, ss.1203-1209

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Sarajevo
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Bosna-Hersek
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1203-1209


This study investigated the effects of drip irrigation on citrus root distribution that were planted on ridge system. The study was conducted in a farm in Zagarlı village of Adana in Turkey. The trees were planted in 3 m intrarow and 7 m row. The orchard size was 364 daa and the trees were 6 years old. Root samples selected randomly from trees representing the orchard by the lateral side (L50, L100) and non-lateral side (Ln50, Ln100) of the tree from 4 different points and four different depths. According to the research findings Nova (Citrus reticulate Blanco), Okitsu (Citrus unshiu Marc), Valencia (Citrus X sinensis), the density of plant roots was found to be decreasing as the horizon deepens and away from the tree trunk. Furthermore, the root distribution on the lateral side was observed to be more uniformed and ampled than the non-lateral lines. It was observed that the root density on the lateral side was higher and uniformed more than on the non-lateral side.