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Effects of Soil Acidity and Organic Matter by Application of Organic Materials and Soil Mulching with Pine Needles for Soil Surface Management in Blueberry Eco-Friendly Farming
- Ahn, In (Korea Eco-Friendly Agromaterials Association) ;
- Kim, Sam-Hyun (Korea Eco-Friendly Agromaterials Association) ;
- Maeng, Woon-Young (Korea Eco-Friendly Agromaterials Association) ;
- Lee, In-Eae (Korea Eco-Friendly Agromaterials Association) ;
- Chang, Ki-Woon (Chungnam National University) ;
- Lee, Jong-Jin (Pharmeceuticals Agro Nutriceuticals)
- Received : 2013.09.30
- Accepted : 2013.11.27
- Published : 2013.12.31
The blueberry eco-friendly farming requires the soil condition of pH 4.2 ~ 5.2 and high in organic matters for stable growth. Most of soil types of blueberry-growing land in Korea, however, belongs to alkaline soils with low organic matter content. As a result, the eco-friendly blueberry growers use peat moss and sulfur powder heavily to improve the soil condition, but the guideline on the effective use of organic materials was not established yet. Therefore, this sturdy was performed to investigate the effect of increasing soil acidity and organic matters by using organic materials. Among 5 organic materials, the pH of soil was lowest in degradable sulfur + bentonite (pH 4.1) and followed by Peat moss+Chaff+Pine Needlesmixtures(pH 4.5), OrganicAcid +vinegar (pH 4.7), Sulfur powder (pH 4.8), Temperature response Elutioner (pH 5.2). The soil organic matter content were increased in the following order: Peat moss+Chaff+Pine Needlesmixtures (8.4%) > degradable sulfur + bentonite (7.8%) > Organic Acid + vinegar (7.2%) > Sulfur powder
Blueberries;Eco-friendly farming;Pineneedle mulching;Soil pH;Organic materials
Grant : Cooperative Research Program for Agriculture Science & Technology Development
Supported by : Rural Development Administration
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