The effect of foliar nutrition with urea, molybdenum, sucrose and benzyladenine on yield and quality of radish

Sylwester Smoleń , Włodzimierz Sady


In the years 2006–2007 radish ‘Opolanka’ cv. was grown in 60 × 40 × 20 cm containers, placed in the open field under a shade providing fabric. A loamy clay soil was used as a substrate. The following foliar nutrition treatments were applied twice: 1 – con-trol (spray with water), 2 – urea, 3 – urea + Mo, 4 – urea + Mo + BA, 5 – urea + Mo + BA + sucrose, 6 – BA (benzyladenine) and 7 – sucrose. There were used the following con-centrations of tested compounds: urea 20 g·dm-3, sucrose 10 g·dm-3, molybdenum (Mo) 1 mg·dm-3 and BA 5 mg·dm-3. Foliar nutrition treatments had a significant effect on aver-age mass of plant leaves and on concentration of soluble sugars and ascorbic acid in rad-ish roots. Plants treated with a mixture of urea + Mo + BA + sucrose featured the highest average mass of plant leaves. Radish roots of control plants and those sprayed solely with BA contained significantly more soluble sugars than roots of plants from other treatments. Spraying the plants with solutions containing only sucrose or only BA (treatments: 6 and 7) caused a significant reduction of ascorbic acid content in radish roots in comparison to other treatments. All the solutions used for foliar nutrition had no effect on radish roots mass and on mass of whole plants (roots + leaves). There were also not observed any sig-nificant changes in dry matter content of leaves and roots likewise in the content of phe-nolic compounds, phenylpropanoids, flavonols or anthocyanins in radish roots.
Author Sylwester Smoleń (FoBaH / IoPBaB)
Sylwester Smoleń,,
- Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology
, Włodzimierz Sady (FoBaH / IoPBaB)
Włodzimierz Sady,,
- Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology
Journal seriesActa Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus Horticulture, [Acta Scientiarum Polonorum, Hortorum Cultus], ISSN 1644-0692, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2009
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishradish, soluble sugars, ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds, phenylpropanoids, flavonols, anthocyanins
ASJC Classification1108 Horticulture; 1110 Plant Science
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2009 = 0; WoS Impact Factor: 2009 = 0.375 (2) - 2012=0.69 (5); WoS Citations = 2
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FinansowanieThe research was financed from Rector Scholarship Fund, designed on the support of the most interesting investigations executed by young scientists of University of Agriculture in Kraków.
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