Ran Erel

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While modernization of olive cultivation has recently lead to vast expansion of fully irrigated orchards, characterization of olive tree nutritional status remains based on knowledge gleamed from rain-fed orchards. In the present study, the effect of irrigation level on olive tree nutritional status was investigated in Israel over 4 years on two cultivars(More)
The olive tree is generally characterized by relatively low final fruit set consequential to a significant rate of undeveloped pistils, pistil abortion, and flower and fruitlet abscission. These processes are acknowledged to be governed by competition for resources between the developing vegetative and reproductive organs. To study the role of phosphorus(More)
Phosphorus (P) is frequently limiting crop production in agroecosystems. Large progress was achieved in understanding root traits associated with P acquisition efficiency (PAE, i.e. P uptake achieved under low P conditions). Most former studies were performed in controlled environments, and avoided the complexity of soil-root interactions. This may lead to(More)
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