Bulb Size Interacts with Lifting Term in Determining the Quality of Narcissus Poeticus L. Propagation Material

Katalin Angéla Slezák , Justyna Mazur , Aleš Jezdinský , Anna Kapczyńska


Geophytes are an increasingly widely used group of plants. Its high biodiversity, however, significantly impacts the cultivation process. Therefore, every new insight into the behavioral aspects of each single species is crucial for production. This study, for the first time, aims at contributing to a better understanding of the interplay between the bulb size potential of Narcissus poeticus and the pattern of bulb lifting time to find the optimal combination of these factors in obtaining the best quality propagation material. Twelve bulb size groups were examined. Plants were planted in the open air in two locations of Central East Europe and lifted in three terms: immediately and two and four weeks after flowering. Bulb fresh and dry weight, as well as leaf, root and total plant dry weight, increased with growing bulb size and delayed the time of lifting. The bulb weight increase indicator was twice as high for bulbs lifted in the third date compared to those lifted earlier. Its value was the highest for the smallest bulbs. Bulb shape ratio gradually decreased together with the increase of bulb weight and later lifting term. Principal components analysis allowed singling out two principal components that accounted for 86.58% of total variability.
Author Katalin Angéla Slezák - Mendel University in Brno
Katalin Angéla Slezák ,,
, Justyna Mazur (FoBaH / Department of Ornamental Plants and Garden Art)
Justyna Mazur,,
- Department of Ornamental Plants and Garden Art
, Aleš Jezdinský - Mendel University in Brno
Aleš Jezdinský,,
, Anna Kapczyńska (FoBaH / Department of Ornamental Plants and Garden Art)
Anna Kapczyńska,,
- Department of Ornamental Plants and Garden Art
Journal seriesAgronomy, [Agronomy], ISSN 2073-4395, e-ISSN 2073-4395, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.9
Article number975
Keywords in Englishbulb harvesting protocol, narcissus, geophytes, plant material rating
ASJC Classification1102 Agronomy and Crop Science
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/10/7/975
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.272; WoS Impact Factor: 2019 = 2.603 (2)
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FinansowanieThis research was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland from subvention funds for University of Agriculture in Krakow and by the project CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_017/0002334 Research Infrastructure for Young Scientists, this is co-financed from Operational Programme Research, Development and Education.
Wkład autorówConceptualization, K.A.S. and A.J.; methodology, K.A.S. and A.J.; formal analysis, J.M. and A.K; investigation, J.M., K.A.S. and A.J.; resources, K.A.S., A.J. and J.M.; writing—original draft preparation, A.K. and J.M.; writing—review and editing, A.K. and J.M.; visualization, J.M.; supervision, K.A.S. and A.K.; funding acquisition, A.J and J.M. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
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