Distribution of macro- and micro nutrient elements and heavy metals in the sugar beet (Beta vulgaris var. saccharifera L.) plant parts


Duygu Akçay Kulluk, Mehmet Musa Özcan*, Fatma Gökmen, Sait Gezgin, Nesim Dursun

Volume 28, Issue 1;
Pages: 54-61; 2022
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551


Macro element concentrations of sugar beet parts exhibited some differences depending on sugar beet parts. P and K amounts of sugar beets changed between 470.44 mg/kg (tail) and 4209.92 mg/kg (leaf) to 6301.20 mg/kg (exterior of root) and 41092.03 mg/kg (leaf), respectively. In general, while the highest macroelement contents are determined in the sugar beet leaf, these values were found in the lowest amounts in the beet root tail (except interior part of beet root for P and Ca element). In general, micro element contents of the sugar beet parts were designated in the leaf as the highest, and followed by the head, outside part of beet root, inside part of beet root and root tail in descending order. The most heavy metal contents have been found in the sugar beet leaf. Also, Al, B and Pb have been the most common metals found in the sugar beet parts.

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