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Study the reasons why fig trees are not flowering in the village of Al-Dhawehria (Dhank State)

Organization(s):Elayet feda basic school
Student(s):Janan Bint Hamdan bin Ali Al-Moqbali Umima Bint Rashid bin Saif al-Zaidi
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:Fakhria Saud
Contributors:We are pleased to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who gave us the imprint of advice and assistance and helped us by answering questions and overcoming obstacles in carrying out the research. Our thanks go to teacher Nadira Al-Harithi, the national coordinator of the GLOBE program in the Sultanate of Oman, and to teacher Ahmed Al-Balushi and teacher Fatimah Al-Muqami , members of the program’s central team, to follow up and encourage them to continuously prepare and produce the research in the appropriate way. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to the two teachers supervising the GLOBE program at the school, teacher Fakhria Al-Balushi and teacher Jamila Al-Maamari , for giving us the opportunity to prepare this research, and Providing advice and guidance on everything related to research. We thank all those who cooperated with us from the school's administrative and teaching staff. We thank the village farmers for clarifying the problem
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Earth As a System, Alkalinity, Conductivity, pH, Water Temperature, Water Transparency, Soil Characterization, Soil Fertility, Soil Infiltration, Soil pH
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Date Submitted:03/09/2021
The aim of this research is to study the reasons for not flowering fig trees in the village of Al-Dhawehria, and the research questions were as follows: 1- How do the properties of water affect the flowering of figs? 2- How do soil properties affect the flowering of figs? 3- What external factors affect the flowering of fig stenus? The research was implemented in Dhank state, where a time plan for action was initiated, and field visits to some farms in and near the village, and meeting farmers and agricultural specialists, were initiated to look for a problem to study. It became clear to us that the farmers had the problem of not flowering fig trees in the village and through that we decided to study the problem. Two areas were identified for the study where we examined the two areas and noted all the surroundings and external factors affecting them and samples were taken from the water used to irrigate the trees and the soil used to cultivate them from the two areas and track the water source for each where it was noted that groundwater is the source of both. The results indicated a difference in the properties of water and soil, and we came to: the village of al-Dhawehria (dark clay soil with large alkaline, high salinity, high alkaline water and high salinity), neighborhood of happiness (soil of medium structure warm and fertile sand clay and alkaline with moderate salinity and alkaline water and moderate salinity). We noticed that salinity and acidity affect the two areas more, after which some interviews were conducted with farmers to come up with other reasons that may have led to this, and the farmers agreed that one of the external factors affecting is the effect of sunlight as the fig tree in the farm of The Happiness neighborhood receives bright sunlight and directly opposite the fig tree in the farm of the village of Al-Dourihriya, and the irrigation method received by the fig tree, where the fig tree in the farm of Happiness is watered in a regular irrigation way, where it shows a response to it With regular irrigation additives. Based on the results of the research, we recommend that the competent authorities carry out the guidance awareness sought by farmers about the conditions suitable for the growth of each plant and the needs that must be met for its growth and flowering. Basic terminology: 1.Clay soils: are soils made up of very fine parts, so they are called heavy soils, because they are difficult to sour or grub[1]. 2. Sandy soil: soil consisting of large granules. It is called light soil because it is easy to scrub or grub in all weather spills[2]. 3.Alkaline: It is generally a description of the amount of amount of water solution to modify acid[3].