EFFECTS OF LAND-USE MANAGEMENT ON SURFACE SOIL PROPERTIES, EROSION INDICES AND GREEN TEA YIELD IN HUMID BLACKSEA REGION


Yueksek T.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.18, pp.848-857, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.848-857

Abstract

Many basins with forest eco-systems in the north-east of Turkey have been converted to agricultural catchments, to which varying quantities and types of manure have been applied. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effects of land-use on surface soil properties in four adjacent management types: Alder coppice (control), and three types of tea cultivation management (at the first: compound fertilizer and stable manure, besides mulching; at the second, compound fertilizer and stable manure; and at the last one, only compound fertilizer) were applied to assess the impact of long-term cultivation and mulching on green tea yield.