Acta Scientiarum. Agronomy
versão On-line ISSN 1807-8621
SILVA, Alinne da et al. Seed phytate and protein content in beans depending on the application of basalt powder. Acta Sci., Agron. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.1, pp. 147-152. ISSN 1807-8621. http://dx.doi.org/10.4025/actasciagron.v33i1.5878.
The content of phytate in the grains is correlated with the supply of phosphorus to the plant, but there is a lack of knowledge as to possible effect of slower availability of nutrients in the soil. The objectives of this study were to assess the effect of rock powder, alone or combined with cattle manure, on the productivity, levels of phosphorus, protein and phytate content in beans. The experiment was carried out in a randomized blocks design, with four replications. The treatments were control (limestone, granite and natural phosphate); conventional fertilization; powder basalt (2.5, 5.0, 10.0 and 20.0 ton. ha-1); cattle manure, and doses of powder basalt with cattle manure. In the treatment with conventional fertilizer, the total phosphorus content in grain was higher than the control, but the application of powder of basalt did not show a difference significant. Increase in the doses of basalt powder increased the phosphorus content, but phytate content remained constant. Basalt powder proved to be an alternative to maintain low levels of phosphorus in the form of phytate in the grains.
Palavras-chave : antinutrient; rock powder; phosphorus.