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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Semiárido - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2016
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: SANTOS, J. S. dos
DIAS, R. de C. S.
Additional Information: JOICE SIMONE DOS SANTOS, Universidade Federal Rural do Semiárido; RITA DE CASSIA SOUZA DIAS, CPATSA; LEÍLSON COSTA GRANGEIRO, Universidade Federal Rural do Semiárido; WELSON LIMA SIMOES, CPATSA; MAGNUS DALLIGNA DEON, CPATSA.
Title: Accumulation of nutrients and agronomic performance of grafted seedless watermelon.
Publisher: Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical, Goiânia, v. 46, n. 3, p. 311-320, 2016.
Language: en
Keywords: Melancia sem semente
Nutrição de planta
Description: Chemical fertilizing is one of the main inputs that increase watermelon production costs. Watermelon grafting with compatible rootstocks and a vigorous root system may increase the efficiency of nutrients absorption. This study aimed at determining the accumulation of dry matter and nutrients, as well as the agronomic performance of grafted watermelon. The triploid ‘Precious Petite’ watermelon was used as graft and the Line BGCIA941 (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) as rootstock. The experimental design consisted of randomized blocks, in a split-plot, with six replicates. The ‘Precious Petite’ grafted onto Line BGCIA941, ungrafted ‘Precious Petite’ and ungrafted Line BGCIA941 were evaluated in the plot, while the subplot corresponded to the sampling time (0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 days after transplanting). ‘Precious Petite’ grafted onto Line BGCIA 941 accumulated more macro and micronutrients than the ungrafted plants, increasing fruit yield, flesh firmness and rind thickness, but it did not affect the soluble solids contents. The decreasing order for nutrient accumulation in the grafted plants was N > K > Ca > Mg > P > S > Fe > Mn > Zn > B > Cu, whereas for ungrafted ‘Precious Petite’ it corresponded to N > K > Ca > Mg > P > S > Mn > Fe > B > Zn > Cu.
Thesagro: Melancia
Absorção de Nutrientes
Citrullus Lanatus.
NAL Thesaurus: Nutrient uptake
Plant nutrition.
Data Created: 2017-01-19
ISSN: 1983-4063
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CPATSA)

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