Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


H.S. Balpande, O. Challa and Jagdish Prasad

National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Amravati Road, Nagpur-440 010, Maharashtra, India.

Key words: Grape, soil characterstics, growth, yield, drainage, depth, available water content

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 2003, volume 10, issue 1, pages 67-69.

Abstract: Six grape growing typical pedons in Nasik district, Maharashtra were characterised and soil-site parameters were correlated with yield and yield attributes of the crop. These soils were very shallow (Darana), moderately deep (Mahiravani, Kothure), shallow (Shivdi), deep (Talegaon) and very deep (Andersool) and characterised by well drained (Darana, Mahiravani, Shivdi) and moderately well drained (Talegaon, Kothure, Andersool). The height, stem girth, spread volume, bunch per plant, berries per bunch were very much related with soil depth, drainage, pH, available water content and DTPA extractable micronutrient cations.

Journal of Applied Horticulture