Studying the Effect of Using Several Systems of Soil ‎Management on Some Growth and Productivity Parameters ‎of Apple Trees Var. Golden delicious

Tahani Kousa*(1) and Rasheed Kharboutly(1)

(1).Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria.

(*Corresponding author:  Tahani Kousa. E-Mail:

Received: 16/07/2019                               Accepted: 03/08/2019


This study was conducted during the years 2014 and 2015 on 10-year-old apple trees var. Golden delicious  which planted in Kassab town, Latakia governorate to determine the effect of using  four soil management systems (tillage,  service corridors greening, tillage with a cover crop and  herbicides) on the growth and productivity of apple trees. The results showed that the best growth and the largest production of apple trees were in the mixed system of soil management (tillage + cultivation vetch in autumn). The highest average of fruit weight (157.50 g) was in the greening system of service corridors by planting grass plants. In addition, there were no significant differences in the growth and production of apple trees between the two soil service management (mixed system and herbicide).

Key words: Soil management, Apple tree, Golden delicious.

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