Formation of Cover, Yield and Low Winter Temperature Tolerance of Lowbush Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) on the Cutover Raised-Bog Peatlands of Belarussian Lakeland

Aleh Marozau , Dmitrij Gordej

Abstract

A long-term introduction experiment conducted in 2009–2016 revealed that in the harshest weather conditions of the northern part of Belarus associated with a difficult environmental situation in a trial area, on weakly-decomposed acid sphagnum peat and with the lack of artificial watering, lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) due to the significant tolerance to harsh conditions in the environment is still able to fulfil its bioproductive potential. Lowbush blueberry plants formed a continuous bush cover and showed high resistance to cold. A sustainable cultivated plantation formed. Plant cover protected a peat substrate from fires, water and wind erosion, and showed a high level of berry fruit productivity during the whole recorded period. It proves the appropriateness of the ecological-biological type of the species to the extreme weather and conditions of the experiment. However, lowbush blueberry plants showed a need for improved mineral nutrition. The implementation of these conditions is a guarantee of successful introduction of the plant on the cutover raised-bog peatlands in northern Belarus.
Author Aleh Marozau (FF)
Aleh Marozau,,
- Bialystok University of Technology Faculty of Forestry, Hajnówka Campus
, Dmitrij Gordej
Dmitrij Gordej,,
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Journal seriesBaltic Forestry, ISSN 1392-1355, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol25
No1
Pages69-82
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Englishlowbush blueberry, cutover raised-bog peatland, introduction
ASJC Classification1107 Forestry
URL https://www.balticforestry.mi.lt/bf/PDF_Articles/2019-25%5B1%5D/Baltic%20Forestry%202019.1_069-082.pdf
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 12-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.672; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.754 (2) - 2018=0.913 (5)
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