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Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura

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DUENHAS, LUIZA HELENA et al. Fertigation with different doses of NPK and its effect on fruit yield and quality of valencia orange (Citrus sinensis Osbeck). Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2002, vol.24, n.1, pp.214-218. ISSN 0100-2945.

The experiment was carried out in Fazenda Três Irmãos, in the municipal district of Pratânia, State of São Paulo, with the objective of studying the effect of fertigation with different rates of applied NPK through a microsprinkler irrigation system for an orange crop in comparison with conventional fertilization with and without irrigation. The evaluation of the irrigation and fertigation effects on the crop was done considering the production and quality of the fruits, the 0-20 cm layer soil analysis and the leaves analyzes. The treatments did not influence the productivity significantly, although a tendency of larger productivity was observed for the fertigation treatments. The quality of the fruits was also not affected. The results of soil analysis indicated differences for some of the elements due to the irrigation either/or way of fertilizers application. The leaves analyses differed as the Ca, Mg and K tenors.

Keywords : irrigation; fertigation; orange.

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