Use of Glauconite in Potato Cultivation Technology
In intensive technologies of cultivation of potatoes, the need for trace elements is increasing. The concentration of trace elements in plants is very small, but the importance of these elements in biochemical processes is difficult to overestimate. The deficiency of trace elements is the root cause of many functional disorders. Trace elements in plants are part of enzymes, stimulate and accelerate plant development, increase resistance to adverse environmental conditions, etc. Also, with their shortage, crop productivity decreases. The use of natural minerals, such as glauconite, containing trace elements, allows improving comprehensive nutrition and increase productivity. Getting early production of high quality potatoes in the summer is important and relevant in the modern world. The use of glauconite in the conditions of the Moscow region, along with fertilizers and irrigation, allows obtaining high-quality products and increasing productivity by 6.3... 29.0%.
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