Ciência e Agrotecnologia
versão impressa ISSN 1413-7054
MARTINS, Rosmany Aires Cunha; PEREIRA, Hamilton Seron e REIS, Edésio Fialho dos. Lecithin, silicon and starch in the foliar feeding on collard green (Brassica oleracea L.). Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.6, pp.1470-1476. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542010000600017.
The objective of the present work was to evaluate the effect of lecithin, starch and silicon may have in the efficiency of foliar feeding, using salts and chelates as source of nutrients. The experiment was carried out under greenhouse condition at Univerdidade Federal de Goiás (Jataí unit) - GO, set in a completely randomized design, with six replications, four factors in study and two levels each, making a 2x2x2x2 factorial arrangement, totalizing 16 treatments. Moreover, a control was added as an additional treatment, totalizing, 102 experimental units. Each experimental unit consisteed of by a vase of collard green plant (Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala DC.). The treatments consisted of 2 minor nutrient sources (sulfate and chalate) and of absence and presence of three substance added to the spray solution: soydean lecithin de-waxed, a commercial silicon surfactant and starch. After analyses of the leaves, 30 days after the pulverization, it was clear that the amount of zinc and manganese was influenced by the adjutants and fertilizer. The use of lecithin increased the absorption of zinc sulfate whereas the use of silicon increased the absorption of zinc chelate. Both chelate and sulfate increased the absorption of manganese. starch had no influence on micronutrient.
Palavras-chave : Adjuvant; chelate; cuticle; manganese; zinc.