Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of some trace element nutritional status of cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.) with leaf analysis which grown natural conditions in Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey

Sevinç AdiloÄŸlu
Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Namık Kemal University, Tekirdağ/Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 March 2012
  •  Published: 31 March 2012

Abstract

This investigation was carried out to determine the trace element nutritional status of cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.) in Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. For this purpose, leaf samples were collected from different 20 cherry laurel (P. laurocerasus L.) gardens in June. Iron (Fe), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), boron (B) and molybdenum (Mo) contents were determined in leaf samples. According to the results, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, B and Mo contents of leaf samples were determined between 50 to 130, 2 to 8, 27 to 56, 950 to 1032, 36 to 52 and 0.05 to 0.32 mgkg-1, respectively.

 

Key words: Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus L.), plant nutrients, nutritional status, trace elements.