Evaluating the effect of rootstocks and potassium level on photosynthetic productivity and yield of pear trees

K. Bosa, E. Jadczuk-Tobjasz, M. H. Kalaji, M. Majewska, S. I. Allakhverdiev

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    Abstract

    In this experiment, leaf gas exchange, photosynthetic efficiency, area index, and chlorophyll content were measured in pear (Pyrus communis L.) trees grown on different rootstocks and potassium fertilization doses. Our results showed that trees budded on the Pyrodwarf rootstock had the biggest leaf area and the highest photosynthetic efficiency, photosynthesis rate, and chlorophyll content. There was no correlation between the applied potassium fertilization dosage and the photosynthetic efficiency of the trees. This paper is addressed to discuss various mechanisms and selected factors responsible for pear tree photosynthetic productivity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)231-237
    Number of pages7
    JournalRussian Journal of Plant Physiology
    Volume61
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

    Keywords

    • LAI
    • Pyrus communis
    • chlorophyll content
    • chlorophyll fluorescence
    • photosynthesis
    • photosystem II

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Plant Science

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