DENSITY INFLUENCE ON PLANT GROWTH AND PRODUCTION OF SOME MANGOLD VARIETIES

Dorin Szilagyi, Ioan Alexandru Apahidean, Mihai Cărbunar, Eniko Laczi, Alexandru Silviu Apahidean

Abstract


Mangold (Beta vulgaris ssp.cicla L.) is cultivated for leaf petiole but can also be consumed in different dishes. It is called petiole beetroot and leafy beet, since this species is mainly consumed for these vegetative parts either for human nutrition, cooked different ways or for animal feed (depreciated leaves, with no commercial appearance). Mangold is a plant cultivated less than other vegetables in the group green vegetables (lettuce, spinach), but with the same importance as other green vegetables. It is considered a vegetable with a vital impact in healthy nutrition due to the rich content of leaves in nutrients, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, iron and dietary fiber. Experience was carried out in 2018, in a vegetable microfarm, in the locality of Săcueni, Bihor County, favorable for the cultivation of the mangold due to the specific pedoclimatic conditions. Three cultivars of mangold have been studied, which have been cultivated in the field at different densities and the objectives were to follow plant growth and production.


Keywords


mangold, cultivar, density, plant growth, production



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v109i1-2.13263



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