Soil Compaction in A Small Berry Garden Established in A Semi-Arid Region

Gulden Balcı, Tuğrul Yakupoğlu


The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of small berries with different root systems on soil compaction in a garden established in semi-arid climate regions. In the garden where raspberry, blackberry and wolfberry were cultivated, bulk density, penetration resistance and shear resistance measurements were implemented to evaluate soil compaction. According to the findings, there was no effect on the weight of the soil of the plants that are still three years old in the garden. However, the effect of blackberry and wolfberry on penetration resistance were similar, but the penetration resistance of the soil cultivated by raspberry was different and lower than the other two. It was determined that the shear strength of all three plants were different from each other, and the plants were ranked as blackberry


Blackberry; Panetration resistance; Raspberry; Shear strength; Wolfberry

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