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dc.contributorInglese, Paoloen_US
dc.contributorLiguori, Giorgiaen_US
dc.contributorSortino, Giuseppeen_US
dc.contributorAtes, Serkanen_US
dc.contributorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.creatorHassan, Sawsanen_US
dc.identifier.citationSawsan Hassan, Paolo Inglese, Giorgia Liguori, Giuseppe Sortino, Serkan Ates, Mounir Louhaichi. (12/8/2019). The effect of soil volume on the growth of roots and canopy of Opuntia ficus-indica. Acta Horticulturae, 1247, pp. 103-108.en_US
dc.description.abstractProceeding paper on The effect of soil volume on the growth of roots and canopy of Opuntia ficus-indica: The influence of soil volume on root development and canopy growth rates of cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) was studied at Palermo University, Italy, in 2014-2016. In November 2014, 60 1-year-old O. ficus-indica cladodes were planted in pots containing five different soil volumes, 50, 33, 18, 9 or 5 L, in a complete randomized design with three replications. Root dry mass, total number of cladodes and canopy dry mass were measured after 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. The results revealed a significant effect of soil volume and sampling time and their interaction (P<0.01) on root dry mass, total number of cladodes and canopy dry mass. Root dry mass ranged between 23 and 206 g, with the highest value for plants grown in 50 L soil volume, sampled after 24 months of planting. The highest number of cladodes was produced by the plants raised in the highest soil volume (50 L) after 24 months of planting and the lowest number was in the lowest soil volume (5 L). A linear increase in canopy dry mass was observed with respect to increased soil volume. Increased soil volume had a significant and positive effect on the roots:canopy dry mass ratio. It is concluded that the restriction of soil availability in O. ficus-indica resulted in major growth limitation for root and canopy.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)en_US
dc.sourceActa Horticulturae;1247,(2019) Pagination 103-108en_US
dc.subjectroot confinementen_US
dc.subjectcam plantsen_US
dc.subjectroot:shoot mass ratioen_US
dc.subjectcanopy growthen_US
dc.titleThe effect of soil volume on the growth of roots and canopy of Opuntia ficus-indicaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idHassan, Sawsan: 0000-0002-5057-8957en_US
cg.creator.idAtes, Serkan: 0000-0001-6825-3248en_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.subject.agrovoccactus pearsen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerOregon State University - OSU United Statesen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Palermo - unipaen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - Livestocken_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journalActa Horticulturaeen_US

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