ORIGINAL RESEARCH
The Influence of Biostimulants on the Content of P, K, Ca, Mg, and Na in the Skin and Flesh of Potato Tubers
 
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Department of Entomology, Phytopathology and Molecular Diagnostics, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
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Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment Protection, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
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Department of Chemistry, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznań, Poland
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Bożena Cwalina-Ambroziak   

Department of Entomology, Phytopathology and Moleculars Diagnostic, University of Warmia and Mazury, Prawocheńskiego 17, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
Online publish date: 2018-12-19
Publish date: 2019-02-18
Submission date: 2018-01-11
Final revision date: 2018-03-05
Acceptance date: 2018-03-19
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2019;28(3):1693–1700
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Potato cultivars Blaue St. Galler, Valfi, HB Red (with purple- and red-colored flesh), Irga, and Satina (with cream- and yellow-colored flesh) were treated with Trifender WP, Asahi SL, Bio-Algeen S90, and Kelpak SL. The influence of biostimulants on the P, K, Ca, Mg, and Na contents of potato skin and flesh was determined immediately after harvest and after storage. The highest content of Ca in the flesh and skin and the highest content of K in the skin were noted in potatoes treated with Kelpak SL. Potassium content was highest in the flesh of potatoes treated with Trifender WP. Phosphorus content was highest in the skin, whereas Mg content was highest in the flesh of potatoes treated with Bio-Algeen S90. The flesh and skin of cvs. Blaue St. Galler, Valfi, and HB Red were more abundant in macroelements. An increase in the contents of Na and P, and a decrease in the contents of K, Ca, and Mg were observed in the tubers of stored potatoes. The greatest increase in the content of P and Na and the smallest decrease in the concentration of Ca were noted in the flesh and skin of cv. Satina.
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