ISSN 1392-3196 / e-ISSN 2335-8947
Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, vol. 106, No. 4 (2019), p. 345–350
DOI 10.13080/z-a.2019.106.044

The effect of the mycorrhization on the content of macroelements in the soil and leaves of blueberry cultivated after replantation



Research on the impact of the mycorrhization on the content of selected macroelements (N, P, K and Mg) present in the soil and in the leaves of the highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) cultivar ‘Bluecrop’ was carried out between 2009 and 2014. Plants were grown in the replanted soil (after 30 years of blueberry cultivation) and in the soil not used for blueberry cultivation (virgin soil). The mycorrhizal vaccine (mixture Vaccinium myrtillus L., V. vitis-idaea L. and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi L.) was used once when the plants were planted permanently. A varied effect of the use of mycorrhizal vaccine on the chemical composition of soil and plants was demonstrated. The application of this treatment significantly decreased the content of ammonium (N-NH4), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) in the soil and increased nitrate (N-NO3) and magnesium (Mg) content in relation to the control treatment (without the mycorrhizal vaccine). Within the examined soils – soil after replantation as well as virgin soil – a significant effect of mycorrhizae on the increase of nitrogen (N), K and Mg content in blueberry leaves was demonstrated.

Key words: arbuscular fungi, macroelements, replant disease, Vaccinium corymbosum.

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