Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
MAIA, Joselanne Luiza Trajano et al. Assessment on nutrient levels in the aerial biomass of irrigated guava in São Francisco Valley, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.3, pp. 705-709. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452007000300054.
In perennial crops, fertilizers are applied to restore the amount of nutrient removed from the plant by harvesting. Nevertheless, the immobilized nutrient inside the whole plant should be considered. Based on it, the nutrient concentrations in the guava leaf and fruit and the nutrient contents removed by fruits and post-harvest pruning were evaluated in an irrigated orchard, in Petrolina, State of Pernambuco, Brazil. The greatest contents removed by fruits were N and K among the macronutrients, while Fe, Zn and Mn presented higher levels among the micronutrients. More than 60% of the total content of N, P, K, Mg, Fe, and B removed by pruning were immobilized in the leaf and non-marketable fruit.
Keywords : Psidium guajava; mineral nutrition; foliar analysis; fruit analysis.