Quantity and quality of red beet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris) influenced by cultivation method and nitrogen fertilization

Authors

  • Mihaela ČERNE
  • Kristina UGRINOVIĆ
  • Lojze BRIŠKI
  • Veronika KMECL

Abstract

In a two-year investigation conducted in Jablje the highest yield of red beet roots was obtained at transplanting and fertilization with 150 to 200 kg/ha of nitrogen. Lower yield was reached at direct sowing and fertilization with 200 to 250 kg/ha of nitrogen. At this level of yield the nitrate content in the red beet roots did not exceed the allowed quantity of 3000 mg/kg, which was the case at the fertilization with 300 and 350 kg/ha of nitrogen. There was up to 7 times more nitrate in the leaf petiole than in the leaf lamina or in an undeveloped leaf; therefore, leaf petiole is the right part of the plant to determine the status of its nitrogen nutrition. Fertilization with more than 200 kg/ha N can pollute the underground water with nitrates due to their washing out.

Published

15. 03. 2000

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Section

Original Scientific Article

How to Cite

ČERNE, M., UGRINOVIĆ, K., BRIŠKI, L., & KMECL, V. (2000). Quantity and quality of red beet (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris) influenced by cultivation method and nitrogen fertilization. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 75(1), 115–127. https://journals.uni-lj.si/aas/article/view/15833