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Effect of water deficit on the growth and yield of ‘Topaz’ apple trees planted in different former soil management

Zofia Zydlik*, Eugeniusz Pacholak*, Czesław Przybyła**

**Department of Pomology
**Department of Land Reclamation and Environmental Architecture
**Agricultural University in Poznań
**D±browskiego 159, 60-594 Poznań, Poland
**e-mail: zydlik@au.poznan.pl

The aim of the experiment was to investigate the influence of water deficiency on the growth and yield of ‘Topaz’ apple trees. The study was conducted in the years 2000-2002 at the experimental farm of the Agricultural University, in Przybroda. The course of dynamic and water resource in soil depended on magnitude of rainfalls and their distribution in the period of vegetation. In the first years after planting, the growth and yielding of trees depended on the earlier ways of soil using. The best growth and yielding of trees was observed at a new site, and the worst – after planting in rows of old trees.

Zydlik Z., Pacholak E., Przybyła C., 2004. Effect of water deficit on the growth and yield of ‘Topaz’ apple trees planted in different former soil management. Folia Horticulturae 16/2: 71-78.