Leaf analyses of differentially covercropped deciduous fruit trees
AuthorsE. L. Proebsting
J. G. Brown
Authors AffiliationsE. L. Proebsting was Professor of Pomology and Pomologist in the Experiment Station, Davis; J. G. Brown was Associate Specialist, Experiment Station, Department of Pomology, Davis.
Hilgardia 23(5):125-153. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v23n05p125. November 1954.
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An examination of 1,470 graphs of seasonal changes in content of N, K, P, Ca, and Mg in leaves of four species of fruit trees over a three-year period produced certain conclusions: 1) nitrogen is high in the spring and decreases thereafter; 2) variations in potassium content are greater than in nitrogen; 3) phosphorous curves tend to follow the general shape of nitrogen curves for all fruits except the apricot; 4) calcium and magnesium contents are less affected by treatment, season, or species than the other elements; and 5) the differences shown here for unfertilized trees illustrate some of the factors to be considered in the use of leaf analyses as tools for diagnosing nutritional status.
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