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Good results with organic fertilization in beet

Good results with organic fertilization in beet

By Carmen Rosa da Silva Curvêlo et al., Agricultural Sciences

The beet (Beta vulgaris L.) vegetable is of great importance in the Brazilian market, mainly by having high nutritional values in consumer diet.

Thus, the objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of organic and mineral fertilization on the production and post-harvest quality of beet.

The experiment was conducted in the field, in the municipality of Urutaí-GO. The experimental design was a randomized block (DCB), where treatments were applied to two types of fertilizer:

  • organic (chicken manure)
  • conventional (mineral fertilizer)

with six replicates (using six tubers per plot).

The following evaluations were made: horizontal and vertical diameters of the tubers (cm) weight (kg) Protein (g) Lipid (%) Ash humidity (%), electrical conductivity (µS·cm-1), pH, Titratable Acidity and Brix.

The organic surpassed conventional treatment for all variables, except for the ash content, wherein the organic treating poultry litter base, showed 1.40% of ash and pH (6.48).

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Sources
Influence of Fertilizer Type on Beet Production and Post-Harvest Quality Characteristic
Carmen Rosa da Silva Curvêlo (1), Layane Hyasmin Bernardes Diniz (1), Alexandre Igor de Azevedo Pereira (1), Luiz Leonardo Ferreira (2) 
(1) Goiano Federal Institute, Campus Urutaí, Urutaí, Brasil.
(2) University Center of Mineiros—UNIFIMES, Mineiros, Brasil
Agricultural Sciences, 9, 557-565
DOI: 10.4236/as.2018.95038 

Picture by Dietnut, La dieta de la remolacha o betabel

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