Fertilisation biologique en tourbière naturelle et application foliaire de bore et de cuivre chez la chicouté

Authors: Hébert-Gentile, Valérie
Advisor: Lapointe, Line; Naess, Sara Kristine; Parent, Léon-Étienne
Abstract: Cloudberry present low and variable fruit yields that are probably explained by the oligotrophy of the ombrotrophic peatlands where it grows. Two different fertilization techniques were tested in two natural bogs of the Quebec Lower-North-Shore. An organo-mineral fertilizer (crab and fish meal, potassium chloride) was applied annually in soil for three years. Foliar applications of boron and copper were tested during the third year. The fertilizers had no effect on cloudberry growth and productivity and the organo-mineral fertilizer hardly mineralized and dispersed in the soil. Mineralization capacity of other organic fertilizers in natural peatlands should thus be tested. Boron and copper are abundant in the fruits and are likely limiting fruit production, but new trials are needed to confirm it. In conclusion, more information on the nutrient requirements of cloudberry is needed to select suitable fertilizers.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2011
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/22945
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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