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Influence of Various Forms of Foliar Application on Root Yield and Technological Quality of Sugar Beet

Institute of Agriculture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences—SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
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Agriculture 2021, 11(8), 693; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11080693
Received: 14 June 2021 / Revised: 13 July 2021 / Accepted: 22 July 2021 / Published: 23 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Crop Production)
The Green Deal adopted by the European Commission assumes a significant reduction in the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It is necessary to search for environmentally safe technologies that will prevent a reduction in crop yield. One of such methods, which was examined in the study, is the foliar application of silicon, which can have a positive effect on root yield and its quality. In the period 2017–2019, a field experiment was carried out in which the effectiveness of the application of various forms of silicon (orthosilicic acid, a mixture of orthosilicic and polysilicic acid and calcium silicate) in sugar beet cultivation was assessed. The applied treatments of foliar application increased the root yield by 10.7–11.7%, the biological sugar yield by 8.4–12% and the pure sugar yield by 7.2–11.8% as compared to the control treatment. The differences between the individual treatments in terms of these characteristics were insignificant. Their impacts on the technological quality of roots (content of sugar, α-amino nitrogen, potassium and sodium) were different. View Full-Text
Keywords: foliar fertilization; Beta vulgaris; orthosilicic acid; silica nanoparticles; calcium silicate foliar fertilization; Beta vulgaris; orthosilicic acid; silica nanoparticles; calcium silicate
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Artyszak, A.; Gozdowski, D. Influence of Various Forms of Foliar Application on Root Yield and Technological Quality of Sugar Beet. Agriculture 2021, 11, 693. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11080693

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Artyszak A, Gozdowski D. Influence of Various Forms of Foliar Application on Root Yield and Technological Quality of Sugar Beet. Agriculture. 2021; 11(8):693. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11080693

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Artyszak, Arkadiusz, and Dariusz Gozdowski. 2021. "Influence of Various Forms of Foliar Application on Root Yield and Technological Quality of Sugar Beet" Agriculture 11, no. 8: 693. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11080693

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