INFLUENCE OF GEOCOMPOSITE APPLICATION ON SELECTED BIOMETRIC FEATURES OF ROSA 'WHITE MEIDILAND' AND BERBERIS THUNBERGII 'GREEN CARPET' IN THE CONTAINER NURSERY PRODUCTION

Słowa kluczowe: geocomposite, Rosa 'White Meidiland', Berberis thunbergii 'Green Carpet', nursery production, growth

Streszczenie:

An innovative technology of superabsorbent application in a form of agrotextile filled with polymer, called geocomposite, is a solution that allows preserving the beneficial effect of using superabsorbents with simultaneous reduction of their negative influence on soil environment. Research was carried out in 2012-2014 on one year old cuttings of Rosa 'White Meidiland' and Berberis thunbergii 'Green Carpet' in unheated foil tunnel at the Research Station belonging to the Department of Horticulture at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences. First factor was the use of geocomposite, while the second was fertilization with full (3 g) and half (1.5 g) dose of Osmocote Plus 3-4M and 3 g of YaraMila Complex fertilizer. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of geocomposite application with the use of fertilizers on selected biometric features and fresh weight of plants. Geocomposite had the positive influence on tested shoots and roots biometric features of Rosa ‘White Meidiland' and Berberis thunbergii 'Green Carpet', on the fresh weight of roots and total of both species, as well as on their root:shoot ratio. In both species there was a tendency to obtain the highest values with 1.5 g Osmocote fertilization.

Cytowanie:

Bąbelewski P., Pancerz M. 2017. INFLUENCE OF GEOCOMPOSITE APPLICATION ON SELECTED BIOMETRIC FEATURES OF ROSA 'WHITE MEIDILAND' AND BERBERIS THUNBERGII 'GREEN CARPET' IN THE CONTAINER NURSERY PRODUCTION. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2017/ II (1)