Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 5

Impact of Manganese Soil and Foliar Fertilizers on Olive Trees Productivity in Al-Qurayat and Sakaka Cities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Sabouni*

Jouf University, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Ibrahim Sabouni, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia.

Received: April 03, 2023; Published: April 19, 2023


Different fertilizers such as mineral, organic, nano- and bio-fertlizers are used to improve olive production all over the world. This study was aimed to address the impact of manganese (Mn) soil and foliar fertilizers on the olive fruit production, twigs and seedlings growth in two pre-selected regions cultivated with olive trees in Al-Qurayat and Sakaka cities, KSA. The olive trees in the two pre-selected regions were fertilized by soil (fertilizer A: Mn 2.5%) and foliar (fertilizer B: Mn 0.6%) starting from early December, 2021 till the middle February, 2022. Soil samples from the pre-selected regions were collected to determine the soil elements by using Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometer (ICP 6200). The results showed that upon using the fertilizer A to fertilize olive trees in both of Al-Qurayat and Sakaka pre-selected regions, an increase in olive fruits production, increase olive twigs and seedlings growth were reported when compared to those fertilized with fertilizer B or non-fertilized. In addition, analysis of soil samples elements showed that Fe, Mg and Mn levels in Al-Qurayat soil samples were higher than their levels in Sakaka samples. Collectively, applying fertilizer A led to increase olive fruit productivity, olive twigs and seedlings growth more than fertilizer B utilization.

 Keywords: Olives; Fruits; Twigs; Seedlings; Soil; Foliar; Fertilizers; Manganese; Al-Qurayat; Sakaka


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Citation: Ibrahim Sabouni. “Impact of Manganese Soil and Foliar Fertilizers on Olive Trees Productivity in Al-Qurayat and Sakaka Cities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.5 (2023): 28-34.


Copyright: © 2023 Ibrahim Sabouni. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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