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dc.contributor.authorIheshiulo, Ekene Mark-Anthony
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T11:52:29Z
dc.date.available2018-05-03T11:52:29Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73917
dc.description.abstractBalanced nutrition is crucial for haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) growth, productivity, and economically viable commercial production. However, there are no clearly established soil fertility and leaf tissue nutrient sufficiency levels. A field survey was conducted in 2015 and 2016 on 19 farms in Nova Scotia to identify optimal soil fertility and leaf tissue nutrient levels from 148 paired samples. Plant growth rate, leaf size, and chlorophyll content were determined for the variety Indigo Gem after berry harvest in 2016. Using a boundary line approach, nutrient sufficiency levels in soil by Mehlich III extraction were 80-280 kg P2O5 ha-1, 260-570 kg K2O ha-1, 1300-4000 kg Ca ha-1, and 250-510 kg Mg ha-1, while leaf nutrient sufficiency ranges were 2.23-2.96.0% for N, 0.22-0.28% for P, 0.84-1.32% for K, 1.63-2.10% for Ca, and 0.14-0.50% for Mg. Further research is needed to validate fertility and leaf nutrient sufficiency ranges in relation to haskap yield.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectHaskapen_US
dc.subjectBerry cropen_US
dc.subjectleaf tissueen_US
dc.subjectsoil fertilityen_US
dc.subjectLonicera caerulea L.,en_US
dc.subjectnutrient statusen_US
dc.subjectboundary-line approachen_US
dc.titleDetermination of Soil and Plant Nutrient Sufficiency Levels for Haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.)en_US
dc.date.defence2018-04-11
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Agricultureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Haibo Niuen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Derek Lynchen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Kris Pruskien_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Andrew M. Hammermeisteren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Lord Abbeyen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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