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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING POMEGRANATE FERTIGATION AND NITROGEN USE EFFICIENCY WITH DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM Project Number: 5302-13000-011-04
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Jan 04, 2010
End Date: Dec 31, 2012

Objective:
Determine real time seasonal nitrogen requirements to improve FUE of young and maturing pomegranates using drip and subsurface drip irrigation. Determine required level of nitrogen to maintain N levels in maturing pomegranates. Determine effect of N fertilization on macronutrient concentrations.

Approach:
The project will use a complete randomized design of 2 irrigation treatments and 3 fertilization treatments with 5 replications. The water requirement will be determined by weighing lysimeter and the fertilization will be determined by tissue sampling in years 2 and 3 of the project. This is a field project on 2 acres. Documents Reimbursable with CDFA. Log 40504.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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