CROP3514 Fruit Production Term Project Procedure for determination of EC, pH, flow rateunder your fruit tree & leaf area(LA)
Each student will work independently.Project might last for (4-5) weeks.This project is divided into: Field work 3% Work report4% Presentation3%
Determination of EC & pH of water samples of your selected fruit tree1. Collect 3 samples of water into 3 100ml beaker(water should collected from under your tree).2. Turn on the EC & pH meter and calibrate it at zero.3. For EC reading, press the button that says: EC, & For pH , press the button: pH.4. Gently, place the electrode into the beaker &read the displayed value on the screen EC (mS or uS) and pH.5. Repeat (3x) for all three samples & record your reading in the provided table in your project shares file in Google Document.
Determination of EC & pH of soil samples1. Collect 3 samples of soil from under your tree into 100ml beaker.2. Dissolve (10g) of soil into 50ml distilled water(DW) in a 100ml beaker.3. Gently, place the electrode into the beaker &read the EC in (mS or uS) & pH.4. Repeat each soil sample (3x) & record your reading in the provided table in your project shared file in Google Document. Figure1: pH & Soluble salts tester KEL instruments Co., INC.
Determination of water flow rate under your treeMeasure water flow rates under your fruit tree during operating periods.1. Use a 2L measurement cylinder.2. Place the cylinder near to the irrigation system as the water drop from the system into your cylinder.3. Count the time it takes to fill up the 2L cylinder per minutes record the time in the Google document file.
Determination of fruits weight(g)1. Collect 3-10 fruit samples( small, medium, large) depends on how heavy tree cropping.2. weigh the fruits calculate the average.3. Record your data in the Google document.
Determination of fruits length & diameter (cm)1. Measure fruit length & diameter by using vernier caliper calculate the average.2. Record your data in the Google document. Figure2: Digital Varnier Caliper
Determination of Leaf Area (LA) cm2 Collect 3-6 leaves samples( small, medium, large)- weigh calculate average Measure leaf area of each leaf and calculate the average by using:1. Leaf area meter2. By using ruler( L X D)cm Record your data in the Google document. Figure3: Leaf Area meter