Investigation of Nutrient Contents in Jujube and Its Orchard Soils under Pesticide-Free Cultivation in Boeun Region

  • Lee, Gyeong-Ja (Chungbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Kang, Bo-Goo (Chungbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Kim, Ki-Sik (Chungbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Kim, Ik-Hwan (Chungbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Han, Jong-U (Chungbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services) ;
  • Kim, Hyun-Zoo (Chungbuk Agricultural Research and Extension Services)
  • Received : 2013.11.05
  • Accepted : 2013.11.15
  • Published : 2013.12.31


To obtain the useful data related to optimum nutrient management technique for pesticides-free jujube cultivation, nutrient contents of jujube leaves and fruits and the selected chemical properties of jujube orchard soils were investigated at 9 different orchards with pesticides-free cultivation in Boeun, Chungbuk, Korea. Soil and jujube leaf samples were collected from the different orchards in July and October, and jujube fruit samples were taken in October, 2012. Soil available $P_2O_5$ contents in the optimum level for jujube cultivation were 11% and 33% of total samples in July and October, respectively, but 56% of total samples was higher than the optimum level in both July and October. Exchangeable K and Ca ion contents were 44% and 67% of total samples, respectively, in both July and October, whereas exchangeable Mg ion content was 100% and 56% of total samples in July and October, respectively. Nutrient contents in jujube leaves were higher than those in fresh fruits. In addition, total nitrate, potassium and magnesium contents in the jujube leaves were higher in the samples collected in July than in October.


Jujube;Chemical property;Pesticides-free cultivation;Jujube orchard


Grant : Rural Agricultural Science & Technology Development

Supported by : Rural Development Administration


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