Formation of soursop seedlings irrigated using waters with different salinity levels and nitrogen fertilization

Authors

  • Luana Lucas de Sá Almeida Veloso Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Reginaldo Gomes Nobre Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Leandro de Pádua Souza Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Hans Raj Gheyi Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Ilana Taynan Saldanha Cavalcante Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Erbia Bressia Gonçalves Araujo Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Wandra Laurentino da Silva Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v34n6a2018-39779

Keywords:

Annona muricata L., salt stress, fertilization management.

Abstract

Using saline waters in agriculture has become common in many regions worldwide, but some techniques have been developed to enable the use of these waters in order not to harm the crop. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the growth of soursop seedlings, cv. 'Morada Nova', under interaction between salt stress and nitrogen (N) fertilization. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse in randomized block design, in 5 x 4 factorial scheme, with 4 replicates, formed by the combination of five levels of irrigation water electrical conductivity - ECw (0.3; 1.1; 1.9; 2.4 and 3.5 dS m-¹) and four N doses (70, 100, 130 and 160%). The dose relative to 100% corresponded to 100 mg of N dm-³ of soil. The interaction between N doses and water salinity levels did not affect the seedling production stage of soursop, cv. 'Morada Nova'. The growth of 'Morada Nova' soursop seedlings subjected to different water salinity levels was less affected in the initial stage (45 days after treatment application). Water with ECw of 2.0 dS m-¹ can be used to produce soursop seedlings, because it leads to an acceptable mean growth reduction of 10%. N doses higher than 70 mg dm-³ do not either attenuate salt stress or promote higher growth of soursop seedlings, cv. 'Morada Nova'.

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Published

2018-12-06

How to Cite

VELOSO, L.L. de S.A., NOBRE, R.G., SOUZA, L. de P., GHEYI, H.R., SALDANHA CAVALCANTE, I.T., GONÇALVES ARAUJO, E.B. and DA SILVA, W.L., 2018. Formation of soursop seedlings irrigated using waters with different salinity levels and nitrogen fertilization . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 151–160. [Accessed29 November 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v34n6a2018-39779. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/39779.

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Agricultural Sciences