INTERGRATED USE OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZER IN GRAPE (Vitis vinifera) PRODUCTION

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  • Anifa Mtanda Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute
  • Andekelile Mwamahonje Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute
  • Cornel Massawe Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute

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Berries, macronutrient, micronutrient, yield, fruit quality

Abstract

Grape (Vitis Vinifera) is among the horticultural crops which are consumed as fresh or processed products due to its nutritious importance. High yield and quality grape production are the major focus of grape producers and stakeholders in the value chain. However, nutrient availability is a challenge to reach the targets which cause deficiency of some essential elements for plant uptake. Fertilizer application, either organic or inorganic supports grapevine development accounting for the final yield and quality grape. Organic fertilizer for instance, farmyard, compost and/or vermicompost manure in grapes improves physical and biological properties of the soil by decomposition which makes major nutrients readily available for plant absorption. Supplementation of inorganic fertilizer in grapevines increases macronutrients and micronutrients which enhance plant growth and reduce nutrient deficiencies. Moreover, it provides essential elements required for wine making to produce quality wine. Nevertheless, the application of either organic fertilizer or in organic fertilizer alone has either positive or negative effects in grape production. Therefore, this review discusses the role of organic fertilizer, inorganic fertilizer, essential nutrient elements and the importance of integrated use of organic and inorganic fertilizer as the effective approaches for the production of grape and quality wine.

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Published

2024-06-27

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Mtanda, A., Mwamahonje, A. ., & Massawe, C. . (2024). INTERGRATED USE OF ORGANIC AND INORGANIC FERTILIZER IN GRAPE (Vitis vinifera) PRODUCTION. Türk Bilimsel Derlemeler Dergisi, 17(1), 1–17. Retrieved from https://derleme.gen.tr/index.php/derleme/article/view/470

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