Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
2001
Volume 4
Issue 2
Topic:
Forestry
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Barszcz A. , Karpierz M. 2001. THE INFLUENCE OF FOREST DENSITY INDEX AND ALTITUDE ON SELECTED FEATURES OF THE BILBERRY (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L.) BASE IN MOUNTAIN STANDS, EJPAU 4(2), #03.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume4/issue2/forestry/abs-03.html

THE INFLUENCE OF FOREST DENSITY INDEX AND ALTITUDE ON SELECTED FEATURES OF THE BILBERRY (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L.) BASE IN MOUNTAIN STANDS

Anna Barszcz, Mariusz Karpierz

 

ABSTRACT



The research was conducted in the lower forest zone, in Stary S╣cz Forest District. It concerned the variability of features of the bilberry base in groups of stands which differed as to their forest density index and altitude. The research proved a modifying influence of the growth conditions of bilberry on its fructification, features of fruit and the height of dwarf shrubs. It confirmed statistically the significance of differences in the intensity of fructification, weight and diameter of berries depending on forest density index (including open areas). Altitude had a significant effect only on fructification.

Key words: bilberry, site, altitude, fructification, features of fruit, height of dwarf shrubs.