The concentration of nitrates in cauliflower and broccoli under different fertility regimes

Cauliflower and broccoli are the vegetables that are grown and consumed around the world. The concentration of nitrate largely determines the quality of the vegetables. As the elevated content of consumed nitrates can significantly affect the health of humans and especially children, it is necessary...

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Main Authors: Putnik-Delić Marina
Maksimović Ivana
Mirosavljević Milan
Ilin Žarko
Kastori Rudolf
Rajić Milena
Adamović Boris
Corporate Author: International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems (25.) (2019) (Szeged)
Format: Book part
Published: 2019
Series:Proceedings of the International Symposium on Analytical and Environmental Problems
Kulcsszavak:Növénykémia, Agrokémia, Környezetkémia
Online Access:http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/64884
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Summary:Cauliflower and broccoli are the vegetables that are grown and consumed around the world. The concentration of nitrate largely determines the quality of the vegetables. As the elevated content of consumed nitrates can significantly affect the health of humans and especially children, it is necessary to examine the influence of different organic and mineral fertilizers on nitrate content in these vegetables as well as the influence of the presence or absence of mulch. In the present study nine types of organic, mineral and combined fertilizers have been applied to cauliflower and broccoli with and without the presence of mulch. The content of nitrates, depending on the applied fertilizer, differed significantly, up to 4.4 times in cauliflower with mulch, or up to 3 times in broccoli without mulch. Proper fertilization and use of mulch can make a significant contribution to making vegetables a health-safe food.
Physical Description:380-384
ISBN:978-963-306-702-4