Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
LEONEL, Sarita and DAMATTO JUNIOR, Erval Rafael. Effects of coat manure in the soil fertility, plants nutrition and yield of fig orchards. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.2, pp. 534-539. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452008000200046.
The effects of coat manure rates in fig trees (Ficus carica L.), nutrition and yield were evaluated in Botucatu-SP. The treatments were constituted by coat manure rates: control, 25 %, 50 %, 75 %, 100 %, 125 % and 150 % of the recommended nitrogen rate. The nutrition of fig plants was evaluated by soil samples and foliar analyses in the blooming. The fruits harvest started in December of 2005 and it was over in April of 2006, and with this data, it was determined the production and the productivity. The management with coat manure was very efficient to supply the culture nutritional requirement, once the leaves nutrients levels were good to the culture, indicating positive results in relation to the fruit production.
Keywords : Ficus carica L.; organic management; mineral nutrition; production.