THE EFFECT OF AGROMETEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS ON APRICOT GROWTH AND FRUIT BEARING PUBLISHEDV. MĂRĂZAN, Ionela BOLDIZSAR, Alexandra REGHIŞ, Codruţa CHIŞ, Hortensia RĂDULESCU UPT & USAMVBT firstname.lastname@example.org
The current study will present the effect of the main weather conditions on the growth and fruit bearing in apricot tree. Within this framework, an analysis is made into the geographical distribution of the main characteristics of the temperatures, precipitation as well as insolation during the spring season with the respect to the flower-cladding and the effect of low April temperatures upon fruit bearing. Considering the fact that the study of the peculiarities of each variety of apricot is a complex process and due to the bioclimatic conditions, that must be met in order to have both a qualitative as well as a quantitative culture, the meteorological characteristics play an important role in the growth and fruiting of the apricot. The purpose of this article is to analyse the agrometeorological characteristics of the fruit bearing seasons for the western part of Romania. By analysing both the synoptic and the agrometeorological indices, a framework can be established in order to present a pertinent study in the field of agrometeorology with high regard on apricot growth and fruit bearing. The analysis of severe weather events associated with early to late spring solar radiation is also presented in this paper because of the negative effects of hail and it is included in the final framework of this study.
agrometeorology, climatology, agriculture, fruit bearing, western Romania