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GRANGEIRO, Leilson C et al. Accumulation of nutrients by three lettuce cultivars grown under Semi-arid conditions. Hortic. Bras. [online]. 2006, vol.24, n.2, pp. 190-194. ISSN 0102-0536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-05362006000200013.
The objective of this work was to determine the accumulation of nutrients by lettuce cultivars in conditions of Semi-arid. The experiment was carried in the field of University Federal Rural do Semi-Árido, in Mossoró, Rio Grande do North State, Brazil, in soil Alfissol. The experimental design was of randomized complete blocks, with four replications, in a 3 x 5 factorial scheme, being evaluated the cultivars of lettuce: Babá de Verão, Tainá and Verônica and sampling times 7, 12, 17, 22 and 27 days after transplanting (DAT). The maximum accumulation of dry mass occurred at 27 DAT, being of 8.9; 6.9 and 6.4 g/plant, respectively to cultivars Baby de Verão, Tainá and Verônica. The period of larger demand for N, P, K and Mg occurred from 22 to 27 DAT and for Ca of 17 the 22 DAT in all to cultivars. The nutrients in decreasing order of accumulation by the lettuce cultivars were: K, N, P, Mg e Ca.
Keywords : Lactuca sativa L.; plant nutrition; growth.