X.international scientific agricultural symposium.¨Agrosym 2019 `, Sarajevo, Bosna-Hersek, 3 - 06 Ekim 2019, cilt.10, 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.